Twitter for News

By Biz Stone
Thursday, 6 September 2007

Live on Wikipedia: Jennifer Dunn dies: “At 9:12 a.m., minutes before P-I reporter Neil Modie learned about Jennifer Dunn’s death, and before it had hit any news site or could be found on a Google News search, the former Congresswoman’s death had already been reported on Wikipedia.

Its source? It was added at 9:19 — a breaking news alert from Twitter.”