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A recent poll suggests that the Irish media is having a love-affair with Twitter – 71 of 100 Irish journalists polled say they use Twitter as a news source or supporting material for articles they write.
Last week, Facebook launched the “Journalists on Facebook” page to entice journalists to “reach their audience directly” and access over 500 million users. Despite the over 35,000 people who have “liked” the page, Twitter is still the superior vehicle for news gathering and article promotion – and it will always be, if the core of both networks remains the same.
In a move that runs counter to the open nature of Twitter, Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked several members of the Texas media from accessing his Twitter account.
Last year, between 40 and 50 percent of all tweets during the height of the Super Bowl were related to the game. And this year Twitter will capitalize on this huge fan base by offering Super Bowl fans a new way to join in on the game-day excitement. Partnering with the Super Bowl and Visa, Twitter is creating an all-in-one location for the best of Super Bowl tweets from the fans, the players, the coaches and the commentators. So take off those foam fingers from time-to-time and get tweeting.
When it comes to an injury, trade, or scandal, sports stories can easily be broken in 140 characters or less. Most reporters head to twitter first where they can divulge the information before going through an editor to post on the web.
Twitter is a fantastic tool for journalists, as an exchange earlier this week proved. The New York Times quietly unveiled a new way to hyperlink to content – that, incidentally, could prove to streamline journalistic standards on the web – and it was first noted, and named, on Twitter.