I like what the Houston Chronicle is doing to aggregate tweets from the community about breaking news stories.
I asked my tweeps last week for breaking news tips for a Twitter webinar I was leading for the Online Media Campus. I got some great answers from a colleague at the Chronicle (some other tweeps responded as well, and their advice will follow the Houston tips and examples).
Blog editor Dwight Silverman has enlisted a “Twitter news army” of people using the #hounews hashtag to tweet about breaking news in the community. Chron.com aggregates tweets from the army that use the hashtag in a “Houston tweets” box on the home page.
“We’re actively recruiting more people to take part in Dwight’s ‘Twitter news army,’” Chron.com Content Director Dean Betz told me in a series of direct messages. (more…)