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Twitter’s New Experiment Sends You Direct Messages About Breaking News   Leave a comment


All of your favorite bloggers are on Twitter constantly because it’s the fastest way to find out about breaking news. That’s our secret. A new experimental Twitter account, @eventparrot, leverages the plethora of news organizations blasting out breaking bits to the world, 140 characters at a time.

Event Parrot works much like the @magicrecsaccount that recommends tweets and Twitter accounts to its followers through direct messages. Though we haven’t actually gotten a breaking news DM from Event Parrot yet,TechCrunch and others have, and it appears that the tweets it sends out come from accounts like@cnnbrk, which are specifically focused on getting news out to the world as quickly as possible.

It remains to be seen if Twitter will turn Event Parrot into an “official” service, but in the mean time, why not give it a follow to see if you can beat us bloggers at the Internet.

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Posted October 14, 2013 by avinash2060 in Social Evolution