It’s been coming for a while. The instant coverage that the internet affords many things – rocket launches, concerts, sports and more besides – has often been touted as a threat to the mainstream media.
Last night in Texas, State Senator Wendy Davis did as she promised and spoke at remarkable length in an effort to prevent a law restricting womens’ access to abortion services being passed onto the state statute books. There wasn’t much mention of Senator Davis’ intention or efforts in the mainstream media, especially the tv news channels. But word soon got around Twitter of the live streaming of proceedings. 150,000 people were said to have watched events unfold.