One of the many uses of Twitter is tracking breaking news – seems like every major news story now breaks first on Twitter, even locally. It’s the best way to get real-time local news and traffic – a lot of times you’ll see a tweet before the stations even have time to get a breaking news ticket on their screen. The 5 PM newscast is basically old news by the time it airs, because we’ve all heard about it on Twitter, re-tweeted it, and asked the anchors and reporters for the behind-the-scenes scoop!
During winter blizzards, the local media tweet up quite a storm, and it’s really the most useful traffic condition alert system out there, since it’s real time. Of course, it’s not a good idea to be tweeting or reading tweets while you’re driving in a blizzard…
So, here’s a pretty exhaustive list of Colorado Springs media on Twitter for your following pleasure. There’s a lot here, but I’m guessing there might be a few more that I missed, so please share if you know of others!
KOAA NBC 5/30
KKTV CBS 11
KRDO ABC 13
KXRM Fox 21
And, we’re not exactly local media, but I’m sure you’d also love to follow me (@carriegisaac) and Jeremy (@jeremyjisaac)!