The 100 most popular newspapers all have Twitter. The average account has 3447 followers. These accounts tweet around 11 times a day.Source: Bivings Report - The Use of Twitter by America’s Newspapers Image: Pablo Charlon- flickr
37% of newspapers responded to users in 10% of their tweets. Newspapers weren’t just tweeting the news either.Source: Bivings Report - The Use of Twitter by America’s Newspapers Image: Scott Beale- flickr
Almost more importantly thannewspapers using Twitter was the start of regular people tweeting major events. Image: National Library NZ- flickr
Image: Skept - flickrIn June of 2009, following a controversial Iranian election, the Twitterverse exploded with Iranians sharing stories and news from within the country while the media was being banned from entering the country.
Similarly, here in Canada, the recent election hadthe results posted in real time on Twitter before any major news network was allowed to release the results. Image: Eyeline Imagery - flickr
So with the chance to get instant news from around the world, who’s big on Twitter? Image: Jo Peattie - flickr
The highest ranking news network on Twitter is CNN at 20th most followed user.Of the remaining top 20, 17 are celebrities and 2 are Twitter’s own accounts. Image: Matt Becker - flickr