Twitter is the place to find breaking news it has become the tool for finding the story, it as it happens, since mostly the post is a line or two the rest of the story is needed. The need to then go to the web for the rest of the story or the breaking alerts. There is a new exciting tool from Twitter called TweetNews this is the best of both worlds. It is a mashup of Yahoo news results and then it compares the results to like topics on Twitter sites in the appspot area and only uses about 100 lines of code. The result is a search engine mashup that has the latest news stories, which are ranked by Twitter search and revealing faster updates. The best part is you will have more comprehensive coverage than either source could have provided alone. The results will also include tweets, so there will be links that spin off in another direction on the same topic. When put into practice an example would be the Flight 1549 from this week. The AP story would be mashed with twitter posts from inside the plane, as well as from the ground. You now not only have the story of what is going on but actual remarks from on the ground and in this case in the air. We really have reached an age of not only instantaneous news but also making everyone around the scene an on the spot reporter. When using TweetNews you have the best of these both worlds in a mashup.
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