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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Twitter as a news delivery service: postscript

Since my last post on Twitter as a news delivery service, I've signed up for two New York Times feeds and noticed that they're using a headline-only format which solves the problem of tight space quite neatly, I think:

NY Times: World nyt_world New South Korean Leader Cleared in Fraud Inquiry
NY TImes: National nyt_national Justices Shield Medical Devices From Lawsuits

But while the headlines were succinct the feeds came in floods. I signed up for two, world and national, which quickly took over my Twitter page:

It was even worse on my phone, taking over two or three screens. It made me wonder if it would be possible to stagger the timing of feeds so they didn't all go at once. It would certainly make multiple feeds more palatable to users.