MSN’s new web design features breaking news Tweets

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

MSN sees over 425 million visitors each month, many of whom come to get the news from some of the world’s most authoritative news organizations. And as the go-to platform for breaking news, legions of journalists and eyewitnesses turn to Twitter to get their stories out across the world.

MSN’s global web properties will now feature a Tweet as their breaking news banner.

MSN’s new web design features breaking news Tweets

Image used with permission of @MSN

Whether it’s LeBron James Tweeting his move to the Cleveland Cavaliers or breaking news from a trusted account on Twitter like the New York Times, visitors will see news in the form of a Tweet.

Many of these Tweets will come from news organizations such as The New York Times (@nytimes), The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ), The Washington Post (@washingtonpost), @CNN, @AOL in the U.S.; Yomiuri Shimbun (@Yomiuri_Online) and Asahi Shimbun (@asahi) in Japan; @SkyNews, The Guardian (@guardian) and The Telegraph (@Telegraph) in the UK; @NDTV and Hindustan Times (@htTweets) in India; and @Le_Figaro and Le Monde (@lemondefr) in France. Tweets may also come from news sources such as government accounts, celebrities, spokespeople or eyewitnesses to an event.

This is a great example of how Twitter can be integrated into any publisher’s website to enhance the experience for visitors by adding immediacy and interactivity into a webpage.