What's dope about Twitter's partnership for streaming TV News service?



The micro-blogging service, Twitter announced a deal with Bloomberg Media for a round-the-clock streaming television news service on the social networking platform. Now, that every social media platform seems to be getting on board the news service, what will Twitter do differently?

As the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company of Wikipedia.org, has also ventured into online news collaboration tagged "Wikitribune", featuring professional and community-based journalists as contributors for creating fact-checked stories for the web.

While Twitter had made a push into streaming live sports on mobile devices earlier, this foray into actual news streaming means content will be created solely for the social network.

With a mix of Twitter user-generated breaking news video from locals, and verified by Bloomberg editors, along with live video and reporting from Bloomberg journalists around the world, delivered via the social network, fully interactive, and rich with social content and available on any device.

Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media CEO described the project, thus: "With this new TV network, we are setting out to reinvent the digital breaking news experience".

And given Twitter's global reach - immediacy and interactivity may perhaps result what would become the world's fastest and most credible modern news source online.
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