I am predicting that in the next year or two there will be a winner of a Pulitzer prize based on their Twitter updates. After doing some real research I have decided that the award given will probably be in the journalism section, using the following criterion:
“For a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news, with special emphasis on the speed and accuracy of initial coverage, presented in print or online or both” from the PDF linked to above.
It’s pretty much got to happen, right? That whole criterion sounds like it was written specifically for Twitter.