update 10:40pm pst: to clear something up, WSVN is keeping Facebook. Twitter will be used more for on-air talent to stay in touch with viewers directly
On Wednesday word came down from atop the ‘Sunbeam’ that the WSVN troops must join twitter, en mass. Everyone! As in everyone down to the newscast producers (unless they suddenly decided to join the fray)
Not sure what prompted the sudden orders but Wednesday and Thursday 7Newsies have been creating accounts and figuring out this twitter thing. @luannesorrell tweeted someone that
the station is doing a big push on twitter so we’re suppose to get everyone to follow us this site not facebook ne more
and answering another question she adds:
@blopez426 we are all getting new accounts as a way to correspond with our viewers
The main WSVN Twitter account now also relays tweets by 7Newsers.