If you’ve ever looked at the replies on any newsworthy amateur video posted to Twitter, you’ll see an inevitable chorus of news organizations and broadcast journalists in the replies, usually asking two questions:
- Did you shoot this video?
- Can we use it on all our platforms, affiliates, etc with credit?
That gave me an idea, which I posted to Twitter.
I bet you could make a great breaking news site that just monitors this Twitter search of media properties asking for permission to broadcast user videos, and scoops them by automatically posting the most active videos. https://t.co/xP3160ezHQ— Andy Baio (@waxpancake) August 1, 2019
Within two days, a talented developer named Corey Johnson made it real by launching Bbbreaking News.