In my opinoin bloggin is often more about emotions and personal reports than reporting the facts of who, what, where, why, when.
Twitter, IM, YouTube give people the ability to comment and pass on news as it happens.
So with one of the final if not the final position to be filled how do you think Social media will cover the confirmation hearings?
One other fact is that the clock has been ticking for atleast two months if not four. Here social media can bring people up to speed and together quickly.
With so much going on and so much time gone people will need much more than who, what, where, why & when.