Breaking News Network awarded Most Innovative Media 2009 by Inman News

The Breaking News Network was awarded Most Innovative Media 2009 by Inman News this morning.


Everybody has been asking us – why is the Breaking News Network innovative?

  1. Breaking News sites like Breaking San Francisco News aggregate the best Twitter feeds in a city. They filter the Twitter experience so you’re not seeing the noise.
  2. The Breaking News Network is grass roots application design. We give it away to media/publishing companies and real estate brokerages and agents, and they can build a Breaking News site in 5 hours. And they OWN the sites; it’s on the WordPress platform so it’s easily accessible to non-programmers and customizable to the market.  Once up, that real estate brokerage or media company provides a community service and instantly becomes the hub of their Twitter community in their city.
  3. In three months, the Breaking News Network already covers over 100 cities. As the Breaking News Network expands to cover every city in America (as well as overseas), the network begins to look like the Craigslist for Twitter feeds. We plan to overlay new business models across this network.

We document the Breaking News Network on this blog. Contact us if you’re interested in participating in the Breaking News Network at @pkitano or pkitano (at)

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email

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