Techmeme to use Twitter to Generate Discussions

Techmeme provides overview of the most popular stories that are doing the rounds. For a while now Techmeme used blog posts, news articles, and press releases to update their news. The latest addition to its sources has been Twitter.

Gabe Rivera, the founder of Techmeme , wrote

for as long as newsmakers have used Twitter, tweets have broken news stories. And yet for Techmeme, linking directly to tweets was never imperative – after all most newsworthy tweets are blogged within minutes, moreover with helpful context

To emphasis the importance of Tweets in today’s internet days, he added

But still it seemed as if something was missing in passing over tweets: we’d miss the first few minutes of certain developing stories as well as opportunities for including good commentary

After acknowledging the importance of including Twitter he announced that

we’ve begun incorporating tweets on Techmeme. Our first tweet as a main headline is here, and appears below

Following this the Techmeme page displayed its first Tweet headline.

Though this means that Twitter will also be identified as an important source for generating and identifying news, it is important to note that this will not be the only source of information. Techmeme will continue to use all other sources like blogs, news articles, and formal press releases.

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