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Twitter’s Alert Service Crosses the Pond

Twitter on Monday extended its Alerts service to users in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The program allows official government agencies and public emergency services to send out mobile push notification and text messages to followers on Twitter, in order to deliver relevant information in times of crisis. At launch, Twitter signed up 57 government agencies in the U.K. and Ireland.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald