Apple News: @ap_today
Amazon News: @az_today
Facebook News: @fb_today
Google News: @gg_today
Twitter News: @tw_today
Microsoft News: @ms_today
This is what they used to look like:
After a bit of a redesign, this is what they look like now:
The new design is a relaunch of an experiment I began more than a year ago. Here, in reverse chronological order, are a few things I've written about what I've been up to:
- Setting up local Twitter accounts, more promising than tech feeds? (5 June 2012)
- First year of the six tech accounts, with less than spectacular results (13 May 2012)
- Growth of my Twitter empire, a report seven weeks into the experiment (9 July 2011)
- First signs of slowing growth, three weeks in (17 June 2011)
- Heady results in the first week (6 June 2011)
- The experiment explained, a few days in (31 May 2011)
I've been playing with the logos and design, and have a new style that makes them a different shape from the default Twitter square with rounded edges. Now they look like this:
Next job is to improve the feeds, so what the accounts actually tweet will be more worth having.
LATEST UPDATE (Sept 2nd 2012):
I use Twitterfeed to create the tweets, but am changing from an RSS from Yahoo News, to one from Google News. I have a feeling it produces more and better results. So far, I have made the change on the Amazon, Twitter and Google accounts, but will gradually get round to doing them all. For instance, the Google News RSS is this:
If you paste that into your browser, you can see the various 'ands' and 'ors' I have selected. It's a pretty arbitrary choice, but I think the results are pretty good.
I'm monitoring the effects on follower numbers. The redesign didn't seem to do much, but the improved feed shows signs of increasing numbers.