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Will Twitter Tweet Its Own News?

  • Reuters, Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:01 PM
According to comments by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Reuters is reporting that the microblogging service is ready to create a news service of its own. Writes Reuters, Stone "is eager to harness the vast quantities of information that it helps its users share to create a news network." On the sidelines of the Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford technology event, Stone told Reuters Television: "From the very beginning this has seemed almost as if it's a news wire coming from everywhere around the world."

What's more, "I think a Twitter News Service would be something that would be very open and shared with many different news organizations around the world." Suggesting that Stone was merely speaking hypothetically -- or that Twitter isn't quite ready to alienate the news media -- the company's VP of communications, Sean Garret, tweeted Wednesday afternoon: "No plans for a 'Twitter news network.'" Still, as Reuters notes, "A Twitter news network would not necessarily be run by Twitter itself but would be in partnership with several existing news organizations, and would be open, Stone said."

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