Breaking News in Ann Arbor & Saline

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Missy Caulk TEAM


Picture 2 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. Inman Innovator Award 2009

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.

If you are on Twitter you can  follow and add your twitter feed. The Twitter account is  A2BreakingNews.

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:

News: #a2bnnews
Saline: #a2bnsaline
Events: #a2bnevents
Shopping: #a2bnshop
Foodie: #a2bnfood
Sports: #a2bnsports
Wolverines: #wolverines
Jobs: #a2bnjobs
Classifieds: #a2bnclass
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, cool huh?


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Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Missy - I missed Pat's blog about this and so glad you posted this.  I just sent Pat an email about getting one set up for New Haven which is the only one available in CT right now and it's where I live!

Aug 23, 2009 01:34 PM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Missy..You are fabulous.. thanks for the info

Aug 23, 2009 01:35 PM #5
Dora & Vincent Kwok
HomeSmart Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate


Great stuff...I've been following the birth of the breakingNews Twitter sites.  This is absolutely a great and unique marketing niche!  Good luck with it!

Aug 23, 2009 01:36 PM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher


I'm sure this is going to be very useful for Ann Arbor residents and those looking to move to Ann Arbor.  Thank you for the info and I'll look for you on Twitter.


Aug 23, 2009 01:40 PM #7
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker



Good luck with this?


How is the maket there?



Aug 23, 2009 02:54 PM #8
William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

Hi Missy, Thanks for sharing this and I really appreciate the links. I will follow this up and take advantage of these great links from PAT.  BTW, did you mention that you shifted over to the MAC. I added a second monitor and love all the cool things you do with 2 screens and no settings required. Simply slide something over and open a new application in the original one. Very cool and both work. Great for doing MLS searches or e-mail and the Internet open and working at the same time.

Aug 23, 2009 04:14 PM #9
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices


Every time I get used to something, here you are, as if falling from another planet with something new and cool.

Geez, how much energy you have, or all of you from other planets have it unlimited?

Tough life to be a tortoise (I mean speed-wise)

Aug 23, 2009 05:21 PM #10
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Congrats on the new site, Missy! Good variety in the categories. I'll be interested to see how traffic to the breaking news sites grows over time.

Aug 23, 2009 05:38 PM #11
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Wow, that is so-o-o cool. I like the colors...

Helping you live your American dream...

Aug 23, 2009 08:52 PM #12
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Hey Missy, I love your new BN site! Mine for Asheville needs my attention, but I LOVE Pat's Breaking News sites. I'm doing a Breaking Horse News site as well (also needs attention) and they are on my priority list to have my undivided attention. ;-)

Aug 23, 2009 09:36 PM #13
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

Missy - This looks like something Google would like. I'll be thinking about this for the rest of the day.

Aug 24, 2009 12:16 AM #14
Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Missy, I like the footer. It's going to save us time.....right? I always do a footer and it takes time to go get it and paste it in on the HTML side. Your funny....I did the same things and said "Wait" I'll have to work on this. The thing is I use different footers for different things....okay I'm confused as well!


Aug 24, 2009 12:49 AM #15
Patrick Kitano
BNN - San Francisco, CA

Thanks Missy for the introduction to Breaking News! Appreciate all the kind words and did get many responses from you that I'll follow up on. For more information on Breaking News, you can refer to my Active Rain blog and the Media blog where I chronicle the evolution of the Breaking News Network.

Aug 24, 2009 09:21 AM #16
Tom Ferry
Tom Ferry-yourcoach - Newport Beach, CA


Very cool! I am sharing this idea with some of my clients this week.

Pat and team ... WELL DONE!

Aug 24, 2009 10:20 AM #17
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Missy, I just don't know how you manage to keep on the cutting edge of all this "stuff". I hope you don't mind, I just say a few steps behind you, let you lead the way and then incorporate what I can. You're an inspiration to say the least!

Aug 24, 2009 01:59 PM #18
Pat Laracy Baker
Realty Executives Boston West - Holliston, MA
Realtor, Green, ABR, Holliston, Massachusetts

Missy, This is really neat.  YOu are always doing great stuff!  How do you it. You are up to the minute always.

Aug 24, 2009 02:50 PM #19
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Missy - The breaking news is a terrific concept, I have to get mine done.

Aug 24, 2009 03:28 PM #20
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Missy- I took Pat's webinars and they pitched this idea a lot. You are in a young community so it will be perfect for Ann Arbor. Here, it would not go over so well since only a few people here twitter, I think it increased from 2 to about 12 over the last year, LOL!

Aug 25, 2009 02:14 PM #21
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

It's cool to get the "innovator of the year" right out of your backyard.  However, I have all but given up on Twit....should I give it up?  Should I rethink it?

Aug 26, 2009 03:12 AM #22
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I saw this a few months back on another members blog here who had signed up. It looks pretty cool!

Sep 01, 2009 03:23 AM #23
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