Apple News Gains Twitter Account to Promote Content

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    Apple this morning launched a new Twitter account for Apple News, giving its Apple News team a way to promote stories and content on the social network. Created last year but activated today, the Apple News Twitter account will be used to share "top stories" and "great reads" curated by Apple News editors in the United States.

    Thus far, the account has shared two new stories covering the Panama Papers and an NCAA Tournament championship game from publishers Wired and SBNation.

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    Apple has recently been bolstering its presence on Twitter, and the Apple News Twitter account joins accounts for services like Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, iTunes, the App Store, iBooks, Podcasts, Swift, and more.

    Apple's biggest push into Twitter came last month with the launch of the Apple Support account on the social network, which is dedicated to answering customer support questions. Though Apple has multiple Twitter accounts for support and services, it does not have a main company-wide @Apple Twitter account in use, but many Apple executives maintain personal Twitter accounts including Tim Cook, Phil Schiller, and Eddy Cue.

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  2. RosOne macrumors regular

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    ...and expands to more countri... oh, it doesn't... ic ic :(
     
  3. garirry macrumors 68000

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    I don't want to speak for everyone, but I never use Apple News, and never wanted to. Why would I need a Twitter account for that then.
     
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    Doesn't that defeat the purpose? I thought the app was supposed to keep you from going to other places for news?
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    I know. I was wondering the same thing. Apple News has kept me off from using other specific news apps and a lot of Safari. I guess one benefit with using Twitter is that you'll be able to get notifications first, then you can tap the link to take you into News. But I really wish Apple just baked in notifications in News to begin with. It seems like a no brainer.
     
  6. nt5672 macrumors 68000

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    Make way for the excitingly new Apple politically correct news feed. Nothing real, nothing to hurt anyones feelings, perfectively predicted to soothe the ills of the world by leaving out controversy and reality. Be the first to get your government indoctrination from Apple. It feels so good.
     
  7. Mike MA, Apr 5, 2016
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    This. I really was surprised by the global Apple Music rollout, which for sure also was a tough one with all the local and legal differences to be managed.

    Yet again, so many countries still wait for Apple Pay and Apple News to be introduced...especially the former being a key component of Apple's iPhone campaigns.
     
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  10. DaJoNel macrumors member

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    I don't know about you, but "curated news" just sounds like censorship.
     
  11. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Using Twitter to post links to drive users to your "curated news", how revolutionary.
     
  12. bgraham macrumors regular

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    This would be better if it just gave you links to articles instead of forcing you to read through the Apple News app... but I guess that's not the point
     
  13. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I had stopped using Flipboard for a while, when Apple News came out, I tried it...and then started using Flipboard again.

    it was a great ad for Flipboard
     
  14. teslo macrumors 6502a

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    oh, come on.. you want Apple to start going the Vice news route? give up their business model to start hard hitting international data leaks or something? your complaints should be directed at the established news sources, not a hardware company who's dabbling in a mainstream media newsfeed. an aggregate.

    besides, doesn't Apple's upcoming exclusive content/show feature Dr. Dre and gang violence/sexual assault (reportedly)? methinks apple is branching out, less and less Disney style..
     
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    Lk bt don't touch our incrdbl new papr bgs. Sav us $.
     
  16. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502

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    Despite the nay-sayers in this thread, I enjoy Apple News - it hasn't stopped me from getting my news from my typical outlets, but it's nice to have another dedicated newsfeed to my tastes available when I want. Can't wait to see it grow!
     
  17. V.K. macrumors 6502a

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    you can try it out by switching localization to US. I did and found it absolutely terrible. confusing interface, poor customization and content discoverability, serving loads and loads of crap I don't want to see and last but not least, no adblocking. that alone is a dealbreaker for me.

    this product needs to join Ping.
     
  18. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

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    Oh, and never a bad apple product review to be found!
     
  19. rdlink macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. I swipe to the search page while riding the bus to and from work, and I can usually find at least a couple of interesting and informative articles to read on the trip.
     
  20. LordQ, Apr 5, 2016
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    But still only available in three countries... Unacceptable.
     
  21. myestro1111 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, just like Facebook News. Sorry, I'll stick with Drudge.
     
  22. warrior2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really. It means you choose what topics you want to see.
     
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    This. I don't have Apple News working in my country yet. Get it together Apple, please!
     
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