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So you’re new to Twitter. Who should you follow? Who are the major players in your area? Politicians? City council members? What about Law Enforcement? It’d be nice if your newspaper could tell you all that.

Take a look at the South Bay Guide to Twitter put together by The Daily Breeze. It’s a constantly evolving list of places, people and things to keep their readers in the loop.

Recently, I gave Daily Breeze editor Toni Sciacqua a call to talk about the page and why it works. For Sciacqua, the page serves as both a public service and a tool to monitor sources. Read More


I’m swamped today, but until I get a real post written about last night here’s a recap of what twitter looked like before, during and after President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a compound in Pakistan.

10. Speculation

Before the announcement came, the pre-annoucement of an important message to be broadcast at 10:30 p.m. eastern time, was all over TV. CNN reported that the topic was national security, and when 10:45 came and went, it lit a twitter powder keg, exploding and unleashing the conspiracy theorist in all of us. What could be so important to hold the presser at 10 p.m. on a Sunday night?! Terrorists?! Aliens?! See hashtag #obamaguesses. 

This anticipation made some anxious...others, hopeful.

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