I am a certifiable hard news junkie. I watch news on TV, I still read the daily newspaper wall to wall, I listen to talk radio even though I’m a moderate, and I subscribe to @ cnnbrk, @wsj, @statesman, and @Newsweek.
So guess who informs me about the 5.7 magnitude earthquake in
Watching my local news, it appears that skyscrapers only swayed, they didn’t come crashing down, fortunately. Perhaps this type of breaking news didn’t reach the threshold for a tweet. But evidently @statesman felt it important enough to tweet about the Trail of Lights here in
If you want to improve this customer’s experience, please keep us updated on what is truly breaking news. I must say, @wsj does a very good job of political and financial updates. But then they’re not into soft news.
I suppose I’m most disappointed in @cnnbrk. Loyal viewer that I am, I chose to follow them instead of Ashton in their recent contest.
I’ll bet he’s already tweeted about the earthquake.
Bottom line: I’d appreciate hard news sprinkled in among the soft news. That means for national organizations, when something happens that is truly newsworthy then tweet it. That’s why I follow you.
For local organizations, same thing. It could include a massive wreck closing down I-35 or the next stupid thing our politician’s do that will impact me.
If anyone out there follows a news organization on Twitter that knows how to “break” the news, please tweet me at txglennross.