ABC News Teams Up With Twitter

Here's a strange new use of Twitter. The ABC News program Nightline is teaming up with Twitter to develop a new program called NightTline. This 30 minute program will be hosted by the show's anchors and correspondents, but it will offer a forum for viewers to simultaneously discuss and debate the news of the day using Twitter.

You can watch the program online at the show's page at and you watch (in the traditional sense) via ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour digital channel.

They will be adding some new tech (like a visualization of Twitter using Pixel touch screen technology).

The first episode was broadcast on May 13th (12:30 p.m. ET).

Nightline's anchors and correspondents already had more than 1 million Twitter followers before this new program.

Is this traditional media trying to jump on a trend? Is this really news? Will it last?


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