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November 25, 2008

KGW Hearts Twitter (And Us!)

I've been meaning to give a little shout out to KGW (KGWNewsChannel8) and their Twitter-ificness. They've been doing a fabulous job of tweeting and actually did a story last week about the real-time social networking tool.

As part of their research, the 7 p.m. live newscast (TheSquare) asked Twitter users how they'd describe the service...in 140 characters or less. I responded with the following:

Twitter keeps people connected in real time…but challenges those of us who are verbose. It's a social media brainteaser!

They then went on to use the definitions (including ours!) on the newscast. A really short, but really sweet, mention of our social media work. We love it and thanks KGW!

So how would you define Twitter? Are you a regular user? Do you follow us on Twitter? No? You should!

P.S. You can also follow one of my very favorite reporters on Twitter -- StephStricklen. We go way back and I can assure you that Steph is 100% genuine and totally awesome.

P.P.S. If you want to see the KGW story, click here. And if you want to see a cute explanation of how Twitter works by CommonCraft (Scott, you'll like this!), click here. Thanks Aaron for the link!


scott zeilenga said...

Twitter? What is Twitter?

Aaron Weiss said...

Thanks much for the mention -- video of the Twitter segment is here.

Lise Harwin said...

Thanks to both of you and your comments, I've added the P.P.S.!

Robin Parker said...

Woa! Looks like my hometown news station did a "What is Twitter?" story too! http://www.ksn.com/news/local/35042809.html