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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Michelle Malkin Launches TWITCHY.COM

By Susan Duclos

A fun new site called TWITCHY has been launched by conservative pundit Michelle Malkin. Malkin's announcement HERE and press release reprinted below:

MICHELLE MALKIN LAUNCHES CUTTING-EDGE TWITTER CURATION WEBSITE founder recruits new team for “newswire of the 21st century”

Colorado Springs, Col., March 7 – Leading new media entrepreneur Michelle Malkin today announced the launch of TWITCHY.COM, a ground-breaking entrant in the Twitter curation/aggregation space. The founder of powerhouse blogs (established 2004) and (established 2006 and sold to Salem Communications in 2010) has recruited a savvy team of editors from across the country to staff the new must-read website.

“TWITCHY.COM is a ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies,” Malkin said. “We’re mining Twitter to bring you ‘who said what’ in U.S. politics, global news, sports, entertainment, media, and breaking news 24/7.”

Malkin added: “If it’s news, TWITCHY.COM is on it. If it should be news, TWITCHY.COM is ahead of it.”

Round-the-clock TWITCHY.COM editors will bring readers buzz-worthy tweets, reactions, and memes long before traditional media outlets decide it’s “breaking.” Unlike the current generation of Twitter aggregators, TWITCHY.COM will be driven by an eclectic mix of human curators whose judgment can’t be replicated by computer algorithms.

“TWITCHY.COM is the newswire of the 21st century,” Malkin explained. We’re always wired. Never static. And we’re completely freed from slow-moving, obsolete corporate media restraints and biases against ‘non-traditional’ sources of news.”

From plane crashes and earthquakes, to political scandals and Hollywood catfights, to democracy revolutions abroad and the death of Osama bin Laden, more and more users get their news from Twitter.

TWITCHY.COM cuts through the noise and sifts through massive amounts of data to keep both casual news consumers and consummate newshounds up to speed. “Whether you’re a Twitter addict or a Twitter newbie, TWITCHY.COM will become a central part of your go-to, daily Internet diet,” Malkin promised.

Twitter is the online social network and microblogging service with more than 100 million active users and an estimated half-billion registered users worldwide. Celebrities, media moguls, journalists, political leaders, business executives, and athletes share the global messaging platform with ordinary citizens who trade scoops, gossip, jokes, photos, and video in real time to the tune of 290 million tweets per day.

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About Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin, owner and founder of Twitchy LLC, is a newspaper columnist in her 20th year of national syndication with Creators Syndicate, author of four best-selling books, Fox News Contributor, and longtime blogger. HP Labs’ Social Computing Lab ranked Malkin’s Twitter feed (@michellemalkin) as one of the “most influential” in the Twitterverse. The liberal-leaning web site Mediaite ranks Malkin one of the most influential conservative print/online columnists in the U.S. The conservative-leaning U.K. Telegraph ranked Malkin the third-most influential female conservative in the U.S. Internet search company PeekYou determined that Malkin had the largest digital footprint on the Internet among political bloggers.

Been browsing TWITCHY and signed up for the US Politics newsletter, but other options are available including Global News, Media, Entertainment and Sports.

Also a section called "Fresh off the Twire", current tweets for interested parties in all the topics listed above.

The site is user friendly, very easy to navigate and original.

Kudos to Michelle Malkin. Nice job.