Daily Mirror is now on twitter. It’s really good to see one of the leading local newspapers having a very positive approach toward web 2.0 stuff. They were the first mainstream Sri Lankan newspaper to use blogs (with user comments) as part of their website.
But on twitter, they post headlines only. No links!
Most of the tweets don’t make any sense at all : “The legend falls….” “President issues call to UNP, LTTE” “To trust or what……?” See what I mean?
So the followers always have to visit Daily Mirror website, and then start looking for the news item that is relevant to the particular tweet.
I tried @ messaging and emailing them (email bounced back) to send some feedback about this. It didn’t work. I left a comment at Dinidu’s blog, because he invited comments. Still no sign of change.
Ah and FYI, here’s a classic example of how to use twitter as an outlet of a newspaper:
1) Post your news links.
2) Follow some of the other tweeters.
3) Don’t forget to check @ replies, because those are the feedback you get
4) Respond and be sensitive to user comments. That’s web 2.0
5) Errr, and get your email addresses working. Or use a contact form ;-)