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2x startup Founder & CEO who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. His first company, BuildOnline was sold in 2005, his second, Koral was acquired by and became known as Salesforce Content, while Mark served as VP Product Management. In 2007 Mark joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner.  He focuses on early-stage technology companies, usually looking at Series A investment, and blogs at the aptly titled Both Sides of the Table.

10 responses to “Twitter as a News Source (RSS)”

  1. Nic Wise

    Better ask Ben K about Twitter – I saw news of the NZ earthquake this morning on twitter about 2 hours before I saw it on BBC or any of the UK sources – or even the NZ sources. Possibly before the shaking had finished!

    Always take it with a grain of salt, but it’s quicker than official news can ever be 🙂

  2. radco

    The problem is the spam and the trivia. Good real-time search engines like Line Spout give you highly relevant results in a timely manner.

  3. Zoli Erdos


    A bit of transparency wouldn’t hurt: if you’re here to pimp a site (as is obvious based on your sig URL), at least disclose the relationship in the comment text.
    The only reason I am not deleting this now is to serve as a warning to others.

  4. Mark Suster

    Nic, totally agree with your assessment about breaking news. I plan to cover the “real time” element of Twitter in a future post. Tried to keep this one limited to just “traditional” news sources.

    Radco, I also agree that spam is a problem. Also on my list of topics I will cover in the next few weeks.

  5. Timi Stoop-Alcala

    Exactly how I use Twitter. I still subscribe using Google reader (and sometimes even email coz it’s more convenient for me to access the latest updates), but it’s more for ‘saving’ or for reading later. Twitter has become my source for the latest articles or blog posts that interest me. Looking at my Google reader somehow overwhelms me; somehow Twitter’s interface and the way it serves me news is more user-friendly in my experience.