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June 12, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Newstex Launches NewsTwits, a Twitter-Based Newsfeed

Newstex (www.newstex.com) announced NewsTwits, a new product that delivers Twitter content as a newsfeed to information providers and enterprise customers. Twitter (www.twitter.com) is a social networking and multiplatform messaging service that allows users to broadcast short-form updates known as "Tweets" (text-based posts up to 140 characters) to their online colleagues in real time. Messages sent via Twitter are displayed on the sender’s profile page on the Twitter website and are instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.

Updates can be sent via cell phone SMS (short messaging system), instant messaging, or third-party applications, such as Twitterrific, Twhirl, and Facebook. Recipients get their updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email, and, now, through the NewsTwits newsfeed from Newstex.

Like its Blogs on Demand service, Newstex licenses full-text Twitter content directly from Twitter users and then uses its proprietary NewsRouter technology to aggregate and deliver to distributors and enterprises in real time. The NewsTwits newsfeed from Newstex easily integrates as a headline feed into enterprise-grade applications that people use daily.

For bloggers, content creators, and other media professionals, NewsTwits is a syndication model that is designed to increase their profiles. Media organizations, financial firms, and government agencies that already use Newstex’s Content on Demand service for millions of their users are finding that NewsTwits makes accessing Twitter-based content a snap. Already, hundreds of syndicated bloggers from Newstex’s Blogs on Demand network have signed up for NewsTwits.

Source: Newstex, LLC



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