The Tuesday Drop: May 17, 2011

-  New York City’s Social Media Push: New York City has just announced official partnerships with some of the most popular social media companies. 

Romney & Drudge: Mitt Romney tweets a link to an op-ed he wrote for The Drudge Report. 

Patch Gets Political: Thirty-three new primary state Patch sites aim to provide a platform for citizens, candidates, and influencers to discuss local issues and events. 

-  Al Qaeda and Information Technology: Since 9/11, Al Qaeda has recognized the importance of using the media, specifically social media, to spread their message to followers. 

- Confidence in News Fades: A recent gallup poll shows that no more than 25%  of the public trusts newspaper or television news.