Microsoft Releases App For Amateur Journalists

Users are able to publish important local news, creating a map of the events.

Last Sunday Microsoft Company has released a beta-version of the mobile app Social News for those who want to be involved in citizen journalism.

With the help of the program for Windows phones, users will be able to create news notes and share with friends as well as with those who are in the vicinity, explains thenextweb.com. Photos and videos from the places of events can be attached to the notes, as well as geotags to indicate “hot spots” on the map.

In the app’s descriptions, the developers have mentioned that there is a chance that information from Social News will be used by world class mass media.

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