Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 28-07-2009
Twitter debuted a new homepage today (July 28, 2009, remember that date in history), and it shows a fundamental shift from “what are you doing?” to a new emphasis on real-time search and information distribution.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 19-07-2009
It doesn’t take much to see where news is breaking these days.
In the latest instances of a growing trend, a shooting in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, and explosions in Jakarta Friday were reported on Twitter by several accounts more than 15 minutes before traditional media reports.
Not only is mainstream media losing its edge, but the “breaking news” phenomenon in general is losing its value, according to Frédéric Filloux of Monday Note.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in News | Posted on 18-07-2009
The other day, I took a look at how the Associated Press used Twitter to cover the Sonia Sotomayor hearings.
It was a landmark experiment for that organization, and it seems the most extensive such project, fueled by a team of eight. But live tweets during the hearings weren’t limited to the AP.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in News | Posted on 15-07-2009
The Associated Press is trying something it’s never tried before with its coverage of the Sonia Sotomayor hearings.
It’s providing round-the-clock tweets at @AP_Courtside, documenting every move of the hearings, allowing the general public easy access to some of AP’s best talent, and using feedback to direct the coverage itself. And that’s not all.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in How To's | Posted on 13-07-2009
The Twitter Search interface is brilliant.
Thousands of tweets are posted per minute. And this tool allows you to search all of them — in real-time. It’s been affectionately called the “Google of Twitter” in the past, and it’s sometimes viewed as a threat to Google itself. Simply put, it’s a tool you can’t miss.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Reviews | Posted on 08-07-2009
Journchat has a friend.
The popular Monday night chat on Twitter, held weekly from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. EST and founded by Sarah Evans (@PRSarahEvans), is now flanked by a related chat on Wednesday nights, Journo Cafe.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in How To's | Posted on 07-07-2009
I recently addressed the importance of including hashtags in your tweets. Every tweet, when it comes to news, should have at least one.
Now the tough part: how do you pick your hashtags?
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Tips | Posted on 05-07-2009
Want to reach a larger audience than just your followers?
Use #hashtags in your tweets.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 02-07-2009
If it’s not in 140 characters or less, you may lose them.
They glance at what you say. If you’re good, they may spend a few extra seconds. If not, they’ve moved on.
Words. Links. Short, sweet, and to the point.
Posted by Craig Kanalley | Posted in Commentary | Posted on 01-07-2009
Twitter’s a platform. Can it also be a news outlet?
It’s predominantly crowd-sourced, and you have to be careful where you get your information, but I don’t see any reason it can’t be.