Tweeting the news. Breaking news . Examples: 2007 Mexico earthquake 1 st reported on Twitter. Hudson River plane crash . Fort Hood shooting. Hurricane Irene. Twitter use. More than 175 million users . Up from 58 million in 2009. Adding 370,000 a day!. Twitter as a news source.
Don’t be afraid to use color in tweets to help readers feel like they are there. This one could have indicated the person was angry and shouted.
Good idea several times during the course of your live feed to repeat a summary tweet that tells new followers who havejoined what you are covering live.
In that tweet, you could also include other hashtags that might be interested.
Twitter for newsrooms