Don’t be a twit: Claim your newspaper name on Twitter

twitter.jpg For those of you living under a Web 2.0-less rock, Twitter is the latest application to take the Internet by storm. Twitter allows users to send microupdates of 140 text characters or less to friends via instant message, RSS, mobile text alerts and more.

Doesn’t this sound like an ideal way to deliver news to Web savvy folks? Of course it does. Poynter has a great column about it here.

But you’re going to hit a road bump if some well-meaning denizen of the Internet has already claimed your news site’s name at

So mosey on over to Twitter (and Pownce if you have an invite), register for an account, and claim your name before it’s too late!

Go do it right now.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

One thought on “Don’t be a twit: Claim your newspaper name on Twitter”

  1. Danny gets credit for grabbing the account for us at I’m quoted in the Poynter piece — and went on at length about (OK, mentioned in passing) Danny’s role, but writer left it out. (Danny’s a modest guy, so doesn’t care, I bet). Still, it’s from people like Danny that former printhounds like me are learning some new tricks.

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