Twitter and ABC create a Tweetable news show

Mashable.com reports that ABC News has created the first hybrid television news -Twitter blend — not as odd as it might first appear. The network’s Nightline news program and anchors are going to host a weekly online news program — called NightTline — that uses Twitter for debate and questions.

According to ABC, the show will take on Nightline’s Face-Off model, which pits two opposing sides on an issue that an ABCNEWS anchor provides and moderates. It’s a model that causes a lot of heated debate and verbal exchanges, perfect for an easily-distracted online audience….

Twitter will be integral to the entire show. There will be a Twitter widget that allows viewers to chime in on the discussion or ask questions during the debate. The Nightline anchors will also use Pixel touchscreen technology to display and interact with the debate occurring on Twitter.

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