The gateway to online reporting

Twitter is used by millions of people in the world, and many people receive their news from Twitter alerts. The social media platform is used for entertainment, news and business.

The Associated Press takes advantage of this opportunity by releasing multiple tweets a day. They not only attract people with their headlines, but they link their articles to bring people to their website. AP includes photos and videos, catching consumer attention immediately.

People are able to receive information about what is going on in the world by turning on push notifications for any news organization on Twitter and any other social media. It helps to get information instantly, especially if in an emergency.

However, receiving emergency alerts can sometimes be bad because there is a slight possibility that it may not be a real alert. For example, the situation in Hawaii where there was a false alarm for a missile and everyone from several different places received this alert.

Author: Chanel

Chanel Stitt is a Journalist at the University of Michigan - Dearborn working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, minoring in Women's and Gender Studies with a Certificate in Public Relations. She has worked at five local publications based in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.

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