Listener Calls Twitter News the New Thing

Rob Paterson lives up in Canada, on Prince Edward Island, where's he beginning to get his news from an unusual source: Twitter. Paterson writes:

Bryant Park scooped the world on Mitt Romney . . . using Twitter. Yes, a morning show in New York — hours after it was off the air scooped the world.

Hard telling from here whether we were truly, truly first in the entire universe to blast the news that Romney was leaving the GOP presidential race. But we are loving this Twitter thing, both for silly comments about running pants and for serious bulletins on the news. (And we do love that big-thinking Rob Paterson, who's always first with an idea.)

You can find Paterson on Twitter, alongside us. If you're new to the Twitter thing, check here for a starter list of people to follow.



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Laura, Twitter was where I first found out about Romney "suspending his campaign" (to use the official term) and that Heath Ledger had died. With Ledger, several messages were up on Twitter before either CNN or Google News had the story.

And like BPP, I use Twitter for a mix of seriousness and sillyness, business and pleasure. It's also far and away my best tool for expanding my personal network.

Enjoying Twittering with you guys as well!

Sent by Bryan Person, | 11:41 PM | 2-11-2008