How Twitter got us on CNN and Oprah

We won an award for creating short tech content on Twitter.com for our Twitter accout—The Shorty Awards competition was covered by The New York Times, The BBC, AdAge, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, MediaBistro and many others.

Sarah went to accept the $1,000 Knight Foundation award at the Awards ceremony. After unexpectedly getting a hug and kiss from Rick Sanchez of CNN (and getting her picture in CNN’s technology section, see bottom pic) a few weeks ago, last night a friend wrote to tell us we’d also been on Oprah.

Sure enough, at the opening of Oprah’s show about Twitter, they showed Sarah’s Twitter account to millions of people. Here’s a screenshot from the video of the show:

…and here’s the picture CNN used of Sarah (at far left, holding up a plaque for a photographer):

More recently CNN has shared more than one of our tweets onscreen, even praising us for providing useful information. We try! :)

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