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The Huffington Post is launching a “Twitter edition” that is intended to serve as an extension and a distinct entity from the main news and…

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The Huffington Post is launching a “Twitter edition” that is intended to serve as an extension and a distinct entity from the main news and opinion site, the company told paidContent. The primary purpose is to harness the social networking aspects of the site to create a real-time news service for each of HuffPo’s 19 sections. The move follows the introduction of sponsored Tweets across a number of channels as part of president and chief revenue officer Greg Coleman’s goal doubling HuffPo

  1. If you want to see how this might work, check out the already-launched http://www.thefrequency.tv featuring crisis reporting from the Pulitzer Center all this week

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  2. This is pretty amazing. Seems like their timing is a bit off with that Chirp conference a week away. Here’s us “HuffPo”-ing your news. Heh. http://lockerpartner.com/2010/04/huffpo-gets-more-social-with-twitter-edition/

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    1. Staci D. Kramer Thursday, April 8, 2010

      @Jason wonder if they were trying not to get lost in the Chirp fest.

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  3. spin it does, and whizz…

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  4. @Staci: Or maybe they have some intel re. Twitter’s future plans that supports this move?

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  5. @Jason: I think they might have some inklings about what Twitter will be announcing at the Chirp conference, but the sense I got from my conversation with Eric Hippeau was more speculative and hopeful on HuffPo’s part.

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  6. @David: Thanks for your added insight. I think it’s cool that an outlet like HuffPo is experimenting with and embracing social media on such a huge scale. It’ll be interesting to follow up after Chirp!

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