News media use of Twitter explodes

According to Graphicdesignr, as of December 2008, U.S. newspapers and their employees had set up more than 1,000 Twitter accounts to deliver breaking news alerts, link to headlines and engage with readers. That’s up from 55 newspapers in early 2008 — phenomenal growth.

Newspapers are not alone in using Twitter, however. Magazines, broadcast outlets, newsletters and others have adopted the new tool.

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