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Enterprise is all a-Twitter (update)

November 24, 2009
By JESSICA COLLIER, Enterprise Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - In an effort to further engage readers, Enterprise reporters launched a Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon at www.twitter.com/adkenterprise.

Twitter is a Web site that consists of short posts of 140 or fewer characters, called "tweets," which are sent out to those who sign up for that sender, free of charge. Enterprise reporters plan to post quick bursts of breaking news, headlines and links to news stories in order to more quickly send news to readers wherever they are.

Users often have tweets sent to their mobile phones or devices, but a Twitter feed can also be viewed through computer applications like TweetDeck, which organizes which tweets are viewed, or on the Twitter Web site.

Enterprise reporters plan to stick to the same journalistic standards when tweeting that they would use for any normal news story printed in the newspaper. For instance, they won't be posting rumors; everything in Enterprise tweets will have been verified, just as with news articles.

The newsroom expects the platform to be especially useful at times like election nights, when readers want real-time polling results, but it can also alert readers to breaking news as soon as it's posted online, so readers can know about it before they would check the news site on their own.

On its first day Tuesday, the AdkEnterprise feed posted 10 tweets and had 31 followers as of 9:45 a.m.

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Contact Jessica Collier at (518) 891-2600 ext. 25 or jcollier@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.

 
 

 

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