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Posts Tagged ‘breaking news on Twitter’

61Fresh Aggregates Boston-Related News, As Tweeted By Boston Residents

61Fresh Aggregates Boston-Related News, As Tweeted By Boston Residents

Created by the Boston Globe’s R&D group and funded by a Knight Foundation grant, 61Fresh is a crowd-driven news aggregator that uniquely utilizes Bostonians’ tweets to source and rank stories by popularity.

Dan McLaughlin, from the @globelab team, told Twitter,

“Our primary goal is to highlight Boston news that Bostonians are talking about. So we follow Twitter users in the Boston metro area, and look at the links they’re tweeting.”

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10 Top Accounts To Follow On Twitter For Breaking News

10 Top Accounts To Follow On Twitter For Breaking News

One of the most common uses of Twitter is to keep up with breaking news.

But how exactly do you do that efficiently, reliably and while ensuring the information you’re consuming is accurate?

Regarding the last requisite, there’s still no perfect solution for accuracy-gating Twitter content, but it’s being worked on. For now, check out 10 top accounts to follow on Twitter for breaking news.

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Newswires Still Beat Twitter When It Comes To Breaking News [STUDY]

Scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow developed a software algorithm to track Twitter activity, which they used to study 51 million tweets over 11 weeks in summer 2011 and compare with output from news outlets for the same period.

The results? Twitter only breaks news before newswires “in rare incidences,” but for major events the researchers found little evidence that Twitter can replace traditional news outlets.

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Twitter Will Outlast (And Possibly Destroy) Print Publications

When you saw Newsweek’s #LastPrintEdition in December of last year, were you shocked?

Not only by the fact that it would no longer be in circulation, but by the hashtag heralding its end?

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Twitter, you probably weren’t very surprised – the site is THE place for breaking news after all. And now its even hiring someone to head that effort.

But do you think Twitter will outlast print publications like The New York Times? One tech visionary does – and he also finds the whole thing pretty hilarious.

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FYI: Twitter Will Never Catch On – Just Like The Internet Didn’t

If you go to Twitter first for news, post news to Twitter or retweet news you read on Twitter – you might be a “Twitter obsessive.” And even if you don’t consider yourself obsessed, you’re certainly not in the majority (of adults in the world) and you’re actually kind of cultish. A “Twitter true believer,” if you will.

And just so you know – you’re wasting your time because Twitter will NEVER catch on – just like the Internet didn’t. Or so says this article we’re about to pick over like a starved vulture.

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