A few nights ago, I was in a workshop at Boulder Digital Arts, with terrific instruction being provided by Brett Borders. The topic? Social Media Marketing. One question asked was, “What is one reason you use Twitter?” The expected answers of “for networking” and “keeping in touch with friends” were there, but the first thing out of my mouth was “news”. When I came back and looked at my “follows”, it dawned on me just how much I must like the news. Well, that’s part of it.
What it tells me is that while I can’t possibly get my hands on all the news from a few local sources, Twitter and other social media options allow a plethora of articles to land on your desktop instead of on your porch. I find this extremely handy; I find out happenings in different regions of the country, newsworthy items that impact my clients (which I forward through email) and amazing nuggets of pure gold every single day. A few of my favorites include the LA Times Business(@latimesbiz), The Star Tribune (@startribune), and the Colorado Daily (@coloradodaily).
So what news do you get through Twitter or any other social media tools? Share them, I’d love to hear yours. And this just in: check out Erin Smith’s amazing list of newspapers tweeting this very minute.