Twitter's New Experiment Sends You Direct Messages About Breaking News

By Mario Aguilar on at

All of our favourite bloggers are on Twitter constantly because it's the fastest way to find out about breaking news. That's our secret. A new experimental Twitter account, @eventparrot, leverages the plethora of news organisations blasting out breaking bits to the world, 140 characters at a time.

Event Parrot works much like the @magicrecs account that recommends tweets and Twitter accounts to its followers through direct messages. Though we haven't actually gotten a breaking news DM from Event Parrot yet, TechCrunch and others have, and it appears that the tweets it sends out come from accounts like @cnnbrk, which are specifically focused on getting news out to the world as quickly as possible.

It remains to be seen if Twitter will turn Event Parrot into an "official" service, but in the mean time, why not give it a follow to see if you can beat us bloggers at the Internet. [Twitter via TechCrunch]