A2BreakingNews.com is a new community web site I have started.I heard about the Breaking News Sites from Pat Kitano of Domus Consulting. As soon as I heard of it, I contact Pat. What a great way to get Breaking News out to Ann Arbor and Saline.
Little did I know at the time that Pat, Kevin and the Breaking News sites would be honored at Inman with the Innovator of the Year Award.
A2BreakingNews is 100% community based.
Ann Arbor and Saline people can log on and get updated,with one the spot news surrounding Ann Arbor, Saline and Washtenaw County.
There are categories for different things, art, food, events, Wolverines, Saline, Ann Arbor, shopping, sporting events, jobs, classifieds, real estate.
When you post just use what is known in Twitter as a hash tag. It looks like this #. So if you are posting a tweet or want to add a feed just use the # in front of the category you want it posted in.
A2Breaking News will be a spot you can find all the current news on.
Here is an example for a restaurant owner:
You are a restaurant and want to post the lunch or dinner special, just use #A2BNfood. Then it will post right in the food category.
Other categories to use the # hash tag in are:
Real Estate: #a2bnre
Uniquely Ann Arbor & Saline: #a2bnunique
Breaking News sites are all about giving hyperlocal content to your community via Twitter. (140 characters remember) Patrick has written many posts on it on his Activerain Blog, so go subscribe and read more about it. I know they have area's left.
Check out my A2BreakingNews.com, cool huh?