The rules and ethics of using social media for journalism are still being worked out in a grand experiment, of which ABC reporter Nadine Shubailat was lucky to be a part today. While reaching out to possible victims and family members on Twitter for interviews, she encountered... some resistance:

We don't fault Shubailat for trying to cover her story. But randomly approaching people in high stress situations on Twitter may not be the best way to find interview subjects, come to think of it.