I asked my network on Twitter (hmm a hundred or so followers?) to research how many companies were running tweets to announce news and links, and name them. They told me to not be so cheeky and do my own research…. *grumble* Ah well, a few came through with the goods. Namely Magnetic, JJProjects, NickHodge and gnoll10:

ABC News
CourierMail Breaking News (QLD)
MelbTransport (mspecht bot that delivers melbourne transport delays to Twitter)
NPRnewsblog
NPRnews
BBC – a gazillion Twitter channels
Engadget
Wired
BoingBoing
AppleNews
Intel

JJProjects pointed out that in the US some Government politicians tweet, but are there any Aussies?

@barackobama
@johnedwards

And no, NickHodge, I’m not mentioning Neil Finn.

One way of thinking about Twitter – and trust me, there are as many versions of Twitter as there are people – is as a sort of RSS reader integrated with your buddies bits of news. I like getting the headlines from ABC in amongst silliness from Cybner and PlasmaEgg and the others.

Most of the industry leaders seem to throw out tinyurls to articles of interest every few minutes. Which is so not me. But I’m glad they do it!

Anyway, you lazy so-and-so’s, any others I’ve missed?

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Scouta – social media news feed
NewChinaCareer jobs in China
Techmeme
Truemors Guy Kawasaki
TechCrunch …. all from MSpecht

I just noticed that TechCrunch was giving away Beta access to Seesmic yesterday on their Twitter feed. What a great idea!