Why we want to retweet your tweets and get your word out

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Welcome! The Breaking News Network is a national hyperlocal network in over 300 cities dedicated to community service and social media sourced news. We started in May 2009, and now have aggregated over 400,000 social media followers (as of 1/1/2013). They are a loyal fan base, and we want to share your community tweets and status updates with them.

If you’re a business, civic group, arts organization or good cause, and you’re actively using Twitter to share your community news, events, initiatives, or even reviews, we’ll automatically retweet your messages to our community follower base.

Why?

We firmly believe in the power of social media at the local level. Most of your daily errands, your business and your livelihood is really done within walking and driving distance. We want to empower you to be able to reach your local audience via on of our 300+ Twitter feeds nationally.

Again, we are community service media. We believe in Buy Local. We will never charge you a cent for helping you get your word out, ever.

How?

You can tweet through our Breaking News Twitter feed (whatever city you are from) simply by adding the #hashtag of the name of the city at the end of your tweet (the example below is #albany). Our Twitter feed ( in this case @albanynybuzz) will instantly retweet your tweet:

 

Ready? You need to apply with us here. We won’t authorize spammers, so read these simple rules about who we authorize ( and if you match up, you’ll get an email from us to get started):

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