Snapchat’s map feature, which we highlighted yesterday
, is getting a special spotlight in the news today for their real-time tracking of current events. The Nieman Journalism Lab
reports that Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Manhattan was captured through Snapchat photos and videos, and made viewable to all through the Snapchat map when users post to their stories. This is leading to an increase in amateur reporting that might be considered more trustworthy because users know average people are behind the camera, rather than a specified media corporation or broadcaster.