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Twitter Is My Personal Newswire

July 29, 2008
Jay

If you follow enough people on Twitter, you’ll definitely learn about what happens in the news. CNN is one of those sites that I barely have open in my browser, but you’ll find my Twitter page open. In a matter of moments, my Twitter feed was full of tweets like “Earthquake!” and “OMG, EARTHQUAKE!” and as I opened CNN.com, it was breaking news. Moments later, the keyword “Earthquake” made the front page of Twitter Search as a trending topic. As soon as an event such as an earthquake happens, it reaches masses quicker than the Associated Press. Comes to show how useful Twitter is as a personal newswire.

Can you imagine all those California twitter people under a table or standing in between a wall sending tweets?!