Twitter has rolled out a feature that it has been previously been testing that tells you when your tweet becomes news and then displays related headlines below the tweet. The feature is supposed to add color to news like tweets that are embedded in news articles on websites. The headline will then be shown on the tweet’s permalink page alongside a list of links to sources where users can actually find more information about the tweet.
Twitter engineer Brian Wallerstein posted in a blog saying, “This section, which you can view from the tweet’s permalink page, lists and links to websites where the tweet was embedded, making it easier to discover stories that provide more content,”
This feature of Related headlines will be quite helpful to journalists when it comes reporting stories live in 140 character tweets including photos for their stories all collected together even from different sources.
To bloggers and online media companies this might bring in heavy traffic because twitter users get see links on content relevant to them.
An example of the new feature