Hashtag Amplification

We’re community service media powered by locals.

The Breaking News Network curates and aggregates the best media and blog news feeds in 350 cities, ticker taping in real time 24×7 to an aggregate 500,000 local followers on social media. Not only do we aim for comprehensive and interesting local news and events coverage (avoiding car crashes and petty crime) , we focus on making it simple for the community to get their word out by amplifying their social media.

The community voices that our city feeds amplify include mayors and city councilslocal museums and performing arts organizationsnonprofit news networkslocal newscastersindie filmmakers, and good causes. In fact, anybody who needs a community voice. We’re positioned to be a Twitter-based communal resource, akin to a bulletin board of social media sourced news, for the public good.

We enable the #crowd to contribute

We firmly believe in the power of social media at the local level. We want to empower you to be able to reach your local audience via one of our 400+ Twitter feeds globally.

It’s simple to contribute, just add a #hashtag to your tweet

You can tweet through our Breaking News Twitter feed (whatever city you are from) simply by adding the #hashtag of the name of the city at the end of your tweet (the example below is #albany, you can see a list at our City Directory). Our Twitter feed ( in this case @albanynybuzz) will instantly retweet your tweet. We have also added many hashtags, like #opera, #localfood and #localnews, that will trigger the amplification. Check these hashtags at our article: Building Localized Advocate Networks for the Social Good.

Ready? You need to apply with us here so we can authorize you. If you match up, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few instructions:

Ben Raskin wrote:

Seriously, Dude. I dig what you guys do. I like tweeting about Salt Lake City. I try to keep it clean and fun but you guys are rad in throwing a retweet when I see something cool about the city. Best wishes on extending your services and I hope you keep up the good work.
Your pal, Benny