Breaking News on Twitter

October 29, 2013 9:45 am

When it comes to breaking news, there is no better source than twitter; but how exactly do you do that efficiently, reliably and while ensuring the information you’re consuming is accurate?

There’s still no perfect solution for accuracy-gating content, but check out these top accounts to follow on Twitter for breaking news.

@BreakingNews: NBC News-owned Breaking News (way to jump on securing that handle) has amassed more than 6 million followers by tweeting steady, informed news bytes throughout the day and night.

@CNNBrk: CNN’s breaking news Twitter account mixes breaking news alerts with retweets from other CNN handles.

@CBSTopNews: This account accompanies each breaking news tweet with a helpful quickly viewable text summary.

@BBCBreaking: If you’re looking for a more global spin, follow the BBC’s breaking news alerts and updates account (separate from @BBCWorld and @BBCNews).

@WSJbreakingnews: If you want your general breaking news with an emphasis on business and economics, WSJ’s breaking news account is the one to watch.

@ABCNewsLive: Follow ABC News’ “Live” account for streaming video in addition to live-tweeted events and breaking news alerts.

@BuzzFeedNews: If you’re looking for more of a social Internet spin on your breaking news, BuzzFeed has it down.

@BreakingTweets: The Buffalo Sabres Social Media Manager’ Craig Kanalley curates a list of breaking tweets for the benefit of more than 22,000 followers.

@diggtop: Stories that reach #1 position on Digg’s front page get tweeted here.

@BreakingNewsStorm: This account offer real-time severe weather updates 24 hours a day from the @BreakingNews team.

Bonus: if you’re a Twitter list lover, you can also subscribe to Patrick LaForge’s Breaking News Twitter list, a compilation of 43 credible news accounts that’s a great one-stop-shop for consuming news.