Two week ago, The Sound Report jumped on the Twitter bandwagon joining News12 Westchester and The Journal News in sending out tweeted links to their latest stories. For anyone who has not tried it, The Sound Report Twitter set up is particularly nice because it is an easy way to get links to their stories about New Rochelle without having to navigate their cumbersome web site. News12 is nice but their site’s best services are a walled garden for all but Cablevision customers. The Journal News is good but gives out too much information that is not specific to New Rochelle residents.
Of course, they are playing catch up. We have been on Twitter since the day we launched in 2008. You can follow Talk of the Sound on Twitter here. We mostly provide links to stories appearing on Talk of the Sound’s web site but add in other information as well.
UPDATE: New Rochelle resident Tony Aiello of WCBS-TV’s Channel 2 News also has a Twitter account set up as does Councilman Barry Fertel and BoE IT Director Christine Coleman. As prominent figures in New Rochelle we have added their Twitter feeds to NewRo Buzz. If you discover Twitter feeds or blog sites from other prominent New Rochelle residents, organizations or media outlets please contact us and let us know.
In case you missed it, Twitter is a big deal. From the Iranian Election protests to the Mumbai terror attacks to the Miracle on the Hudson Plane landing, Twitter has become the “go to” place for the latest news, updates and buzz about what’s happening. CNN is twittering. Oprah is twittering. A recent cover story in Time spells out why the idea behind twitter, if not the company itself, are here to stay.
Time Magazine: How Twitter Will Change The Way We Live
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read each others’ updates, known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to other users – known as followers – who have subscribed to them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.