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Tis the season for Top 10's

Posted Monday, December 27, 2010, at 2:55 PM

The week between Christmas and New Years is notoriously slow in the news business.

So we reporters keep ourselves busy by going through last year's efforts coming up with things like Top 10 stories of 2010, Top 10 Photos, Top 10 quotes, etc.

Newspapers are FULL of these stories this time of year.

Our Top 10 Stories of 2010 will be revealed later this week, but in the meantime, I though it would be interesting to see who the top 10 Tweeters are in Cape Girardeau.

According to Twitterholic.com, I was surprised to find I'm one of them. Barely! The site ranks me at no. 10. But I'll be working on moving up on that list in 2011.

Here's a link to Twitterholic's the Top 100 Tweeters in Cape Girardeau

While some news veterans dismiss Twitter as a fad, including some right here at The Southeast Missourian, it's a fact that more and more people are getting their news this way.

This year I've tweeted news from events, press conferences, and crime scenes.

If you want to wait until you can check your computer or pick up your newspaper paper from the end of your the driveway, that's your choice. But you can find the news first and fastest via Twitter.

One of my favorite websites is Muck Rack, which features journalists using Twitter, arranged by the beat they cover.

It's my goal in life to be featured on this site. I can't figure out exactly how their tweeters are chosen--It's not based on followers because I have more followers than many of the business reporters listed.

If you'd be so kind as to recommend me to Muck Rack, I think it would help and I'd greatly appreciate it. Here's the link for that: http://muckrack.com/submit

Happy tweeting in 2011!

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Melissa Miller is business editor at The Southeast Missourian. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, she's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and as the executive director of two not-for-profit organizations. After living in Michigan and then Indiana, she moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mo. In addition to writing daily stories for The Southeast Missourian, Melissa coordinates editorial content each month for Business Today. Business Today is a monthly publication for southeast Missouri's business community. Monthly themes include health care, agriculture, women in business, technology and more. Business Today is direct mailed to business owner and managers throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Follow her updates on local business developments at www.twitter.com/semissourianbiz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaMillerSoutheastMissourian

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