Twitter: Local Media Getting Into the Act

So far this morning, I’ve gotten two messages from Twitter telling me that Channel 8 entities on Twitter are now following me: one just called “News_8,” the the other called “stormwatch8_wx.”  It’s an interesting development that I wonder if other media outlets locally will get in on.  I also wonder how this new Twitter empire they’re building is going to reflect on their newscasts and how they approach stories.

It’s always interesting watching the old dogs learning new tricks.  We’ll see to what extent this becomes a positive rather than one more confused concept like over there at the hapless D&C.

Oh, yeah: for you Twittering types, my Twitter channel is called – not a little bit predictably – dragonflyeye.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.