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Follow Breaking News On Twitter With Experimental (And Official) @EventParrot Account

Follow Breaking News On Twitter With Experimental (And Official) @EventParrot Account

Last month Twitter revealed that it tests a least one “experiment” each day – a small feature that it rolls out to a limited subset of users to basically see what happens. If the feature tests well, more users get to try it out, and so on, until the experiment becomes an actual part of the network for everyone.

One of these experiments was @MagicRecs, a profile that recommends @accounts based on the following habits of people you already follow. @MagicRecs is now a fully-fledged Twitter feature, and following in its heels is @EventParrot, which proposes to help you keep up with what’s happening in the world.

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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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What Are The Most Viral News Sources On Twitter And Facebook? [INFOGRAPHIC]

On Twitter, news spreads fast.

How fast often depends on where the story breaks, and by whom. Social media has changed the way that news is shared and reported, but authority still carries an enormous amount of weight. Initially, we’re far more likely to (vitally) believe breaking news from a credible, established source than we are a friend-of-a-friend, which also increases the chances that we’ll reshare and link to that story ourselves.

There are layers of authority, too, even amongst the mainstream media. So, which organizations are the most viral sources of information?

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EXCLUSIVE: The Twitter User Who Broke News Of Whitney Houston’s Death An HOUR Before The Press

Twitter has long-established itself as the ‘go to’ place for breaking news, and this has never been so clearly demonstrated following the sad passing of music superstar Whitney Houston on Saturday.

The Associated Press was the first mainstream source to make the announcement about Houston’s death, sending out at tweet at 1657 PST. Amazingly, this was almost a whole hour after the news had first broke on Twitter, with a 1602 PST message from a single user starting a run of activity that saw 2.5 million Whitney Houston-related tweets sent over the next two hours.

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