Mar 12, 2010 10:33 AM by Ethan Beute
News First 5 works all day every day to provide you a stream of information to keep you informed, prepared and connected to the people and places around us. Some of the benefits of this effort can be enjoyed by following us on Twitter.
The main idea behind Twitter is to answer the question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less - quick, short messages. You can "follow" individuals, organizations, companies - and they can "follow" you, exchanging messages along the way. The result: a stream of communication by and for people who choose to be connected to eachother.
It's free and easy to start a Twitter account and you'll find many News First 5 people there.
Here are some of the News First 5 people you can follow:
NewsFirst5 - several people in our newsroom, including Lisa Lyden, Rob Quirk, James Jarman, Nicole Vandeputte, Executive Producer Stefanie Boe, and many others - you'll know who's tweeting by the initials they use to tag it.
NDNewsFirst - News Director Cindy Aubrey
NewsFirstWeb - NewsFirst5.com producer Bea Karnes
JamesCJarman - Investigative Reporter James Jarman
MikeMadsonKOAA - First Alert Meteorologist Mike Madson
LeeDouglasKOAA - Sports Director Lee Douglas
AdamAtchison - News First Today and News First Mid-day Anchor Adam Atchison
NicoleNewsFirst - News First 5 Weekend Anchor Nicole Vandeputte
Ortiviz - Reporter David Ortiviz
AndyKoen - Reporter Andy Koen
JeannetteHynes - Reporter Jeannette Hynes
RomeJohn5 - Reporter John Romero
Stefanie Boe - Executive Producer Stefanie Boe
SCollins10 - Producer Stephanie Collins
Mekialaya - Producer Mekialaya White
ArielMata - Producer Ariel Mata
If you're already using Twitter, or if you decide to start an account, be sure to "follow" News First 5. You'll get interesting information and updates from our team. More importantly, it opens up a direct line of communication between you and us - and we're all in this together!
If you're not using Twitter, or are not interested in doing so, you can still click here to contact people here at News First 5.