Breaking News Network awarded Most Innovative Media 2009 at Inman Connect

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The Breaking News Network was awarded Most Innovative Media 2009 by Inman News last Friday.

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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 for the local consumer so they're not seeing the noise. These sites are powerful viral marketing vehicles - Twitter feeds @BreakingSFNews, @BreakingLANews and @BreakingNYCNews all have grown organically to over 2,200-2,500 followers in less than 3 months
  2. The Breaking News Network's grass roots application design makes it a unique media model. We give the template away to media/publishing companies and real estate brokerages and agents, who then build a Breaking News site in 3-5 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/agent 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're continuing to develop Breaking News sites and offer the opportunity to Active Rain members for your city. We're allocating only one per city, so if you're interested, please contact me on Active Rain. We select those who understand the power of virally connecting to their community for developing their business.

Related articles:

Mike Mueller's video with me talking about the Breaking News Network at Inman Connect August 7.

 

 

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Rainer
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Sabrina Kelley
ERA The Herman Group - Woodland Park, CO
Pikes Peak Region Realtor, Teller, Park and El Paso County Colorado

I am going to take a peek. Anything to help filter the noise is worth a look.

Congrats.

August 10, 2009 07:41 PM #10
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Pat,

 

This is very interesting. I know nothing about twitter etc, but I do publish 10 to 12 blogs per week.

I'll get in touch.

 

Brian

August 10, 2009 08:49 PM #11
Rainmaker
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David O'Doherty
Hometowne Realty Clayton East - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Patrick, looks very interesting.

August 10, 2009 09:53 PM #12
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Cathy helped me and I am up and running. Will start promoting this week. 8 hours in the car tomorrow, I will tweet quite a bit and get some Ann Arbor folks on there.

Thanks to Kevin for putting me in touch with her.

I love all the innovation, just was too busy to set it up.

Here is my site.

Now to get businesses, Wolverines, Real Estate, food, events about Ann Arbor in there.

Excited !!!

August 10, 2009 10:11 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Patrick Kitano
BNN Funding - San Francisco, CA
Cool Missy! as of 11:20pm EDT, your site A2BreakingNews.com is not yet set up, but all it needs are the Twitter and RSS feeds... once someone like Cathy has put together one Breaking News site, it takes just 3-4 hours, including Twitter feed research, to do the next one.

Arlene, you'll see an email from me soon, as well as Brian and David... almost everybody doesn't see the utility of Twitter as a broadcast media at first (think of a Twitter feed as a personal text-based radio station), because they see a noisy chaotic chat box. We at Domus show you exactly how to use Twitter - download our Local Business Owner's Guide to Twitter.

August 10, 2009 10:38 PM #14
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Tony Arko

Pat, have you set one up for Fairfax county or Loudoun County Virginia?  If not, put me on the list.

August 10, 2009 10:59 PM #15
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Congrats on the recognition and award, Pat! 100 cities in three months is an amazing growth curve.

August 11, 2009 01:58 AM #16
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Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Very happy about your Inman award! Congratulations. My Breaking Asheville News site is updated with the new widgets, etc., and I'm working on adding all the new Tweeters out there now. LOVE the sites. Also pdating the Breaking Horse News site. Promotion next. Looking very forward to Friday's webinar. ;-)

August 11, 2009 05:26 AM #17
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Can you add my city and state to your column ? On the right where it says, Breaking News by Network.

 

August 11, 2009 06:36 AM #18
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Leslyn Leong

Hi Pat,

I enjoyed speaking with you after your seesion at Real Estate Connect, and congratulations on your Innovator Award.  Although I'm late to the game of Online Marketing, I'm passionate about learning and  getting up to speed. Consider me a "technophile wanna be".   I'm on vacation this week with my family.  But, let's meet  next week to get myself started with Breaking News and bring me to the 21st century!

Leslyn

 

 

 

 

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August 11, 2009 07:58 AM #19
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360

Pat

Congratulations. Wish I could have been there to see the award in person. I'm not surprised. I'm pleased to be part of the BreakingNewsNetwork with my 3 sites (Carlsbad, Oceanside and Encinitas) currently up and running and one more in the works.

I'm looking forward to getting the respective Chambers more involved - it's taking time to get to that point.

Jeff

August 11, 2009 09:28 AM #20
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Joel Weihe
Realty World Wichita - Wichita, KS

What an incredibly good idea. Being in real estate and equity trading breaking news is a must for me. Going to check out your site now!! :)

August 11, 2009 10:43 AM #21
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Joel Weihe
Realty World Wichita - Wichita, KS

What an incredibly good idea. Being in real estate and equity trading breaking news is a must for me. Going to check out your site now!! :)

August 11, 2009 10:43 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Sounds great to me....how do I get signed up?

August 11, 2009 02:20 PM #23
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Carol Pease
Pacesetter Properties - Cedar Park, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

Interesting concept.  Congratulations on your award and for getting a featured post here.   I'm going to check out the sites.

August 11, 2009 05:41 PM #24
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Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Congratulations Pat! I knew when I first met you that you ARE a stAR!! Although I'm not at the head of the class, I've enjoyed being in the Friday class since the beginning. It's just amazing what you and Kevin have sculpted out of the social media clay...a cyber-genesis...a spark of genius...you have my applause---and gratitude for sharing your gifts.  Well done!

August 11, 2009 08:52 PM #25
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Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA

Pat - Congrats !  Another great milestone and awesome success with Breaking News !  I have seen these Twitter accounts and have been very impressed.  How do you go through all those news stories ?  Would be interested in doing something in Philadelphia but not sure where to begin.

August 12, 2009 05:58 AM #26
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Jeff Bernheisel (Inman News)

Hey Pat,

I can't remember if I told you or not, but...

Congrats on the win!

-Jeff

August 12, 2009 10:51 AM #27
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Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

Pat:  Is the Lake Norman NC area still available?  We are in the greater Charlotte area but my main towns are Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Troutman, Sherrills Ford.  If I have to narrow it down:  Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville would be awesome.  I need to learn more too!  Let me know!

August 20, 2009 04:28 PM #29
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Tina Merritt
Nest Realty - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Real Estate

Pat, congrats to you on this fantastic achievement!  Off to check it out now....

Tina in Virginia

August 24, 2009 03:26 PM #30
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