First posted 01/12/09

I am experimenting with Twitter as a source of breaking news. There are three problems with breaking news services: they can take too long to break news, messing around trying to verify it; they can miss things that are important to me; and they feel they have to justify their existence by having dozens of “breaking” stories a day. I am following a few breaking news feeds on Twitter in an attempt to find one that manages to keep these problems under control — any suggestions will be welcome. It may be that the Bloomberg website is as good a source as any. Experimentation is part of the fun of going out on your own, after all!