Are social networks important in journalism? The answer to this question is yes.Because social networks have increased their importance in journalism, and as several innovations have been done in this field, information now is more accesible for people.
Twitter is one of those social networks which have reached an important place in the realm of communication. But why is it so important? The answer is simple, it is the social network with the biggest connection to the concept of news and information. It gives us the possibility of creating our own channel by selecting our friends and apart from that we can create close circles. Apart from that it is important to remember that social media is a quite useful informative tool because we usually get information through those channels.
After saying that it must be said that there can be found several tools that help us in this purpose of using Twitter for comunicating. One of the most interesting tools we can find are paper.li and Niagarank . The last one is the latest innovation in our country. By using Twitter it aggregates the most important tweets at the moment, and this means that it talks about the most popular comments and topics that are being discussed by people.
If we make a deeper analysis of Niagarank, it should be said that it is a new step in the kind of products that have been developed in the last years by CodeSyntax. The name is simbolycally connected to a waterfall of news and the ranking that is used to clasify those news. But the most important thing is to know can it be done? To reach this purpose Niagarank follows several users of Twitter and makes a ranking, it aslo ranks the kind of comments those people do. And as a result of us they publish the most interesting kind of information that can be found in that social network through 42 different channels.
It can be said that Niagarank is a tool that is increasingly growing in Spain, and the aim is to reach audience in general, but more exactly people that is thirsty for news in different subjects. Apart from that it can be used from almost any device from tablets to smartphones. It follows almost the same structure that uses Pinterest and has been widely extended.
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