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Why we want to retweet your tweets and get your word out

If you arrived here from one of our Breaking News Twitter links, welcome! The Breaking News Network is a national hyperlocal network in over 300 cities dedicated to community service and social media sourced news. Each city in our network is managed by locals.

If you’re a business, civic group, arts organization or good cause, and you’re actively using Twitter to share your community news, events, initiatives, or even reviews, we’ll automatically retweet your messages to our community follower base.


We firmly believe in the power of social media at the local level. Most of your daily errands, your business and your livelihood is really done within walking and driving distance. We want to empower you to be able to reach your local audience via our 300 Twitter feeds.

Again, we are community service media. We believe in Buy Local. We want to help our local causes. We will never charge you a cent for helping you get your word out, ever.


You can tweet through our Breaking News Twitter feed (whatever city you are from) simply by adding our Breaking News Twitter handle (like @breakingsfnews) at the end of your tweet. And follow our Twitter feed @theBNN so we’re alerted to you.


The tweet will show up instantly like this on our Breaking News Twitter feed:


We’ll authorize you

When you send out a tweet to us the first time, it will not get retweeted automatically. We will do it manually.

We will check your Twitter feed. If it meets our standards of good local community content (no spam or self promotional Twitter history), we will authorize you to allow you to tweet through our Breaking News Twitter feed any time simply by mentioning the local Breaking News Twitter feed (like @breakingsfnews).

We will tweet back to you that you have been authorized. We use Grouptweet to facilitate this all for you and highly recommend them for developing your own collaborative Twitter system (easier to use than CoTweet and Hootsuite!)

Oh, and contact me at @pkitano or thebreakingnewsnetwork@gmail if you’re still unsure about these instructions.

Our Twitter feeds are managed by locals. We’re looking forward to helping you get your word out!


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