Monday, August 25, 2008 Features New “Charlotte On Twitter” Service Features New "Charlotte On Twitter" Service

For Immediate Release

CHARLOTTE, NC –, the online news aggregator website, has launched a new "Charlotte on Twitter" feature page. The page shows the latest real-time postings (tweets) on that reference "Charlotte" or "Charlotte NC" in some way.

"This is a great way for Charlotte area people to get a feel for what Twitter is all about," said Buck Lawrimore, president of Charlotte Area News. "We use a special web script to monitor and display messages about or from Charlotte. It's very interesting to see the wide variety of messages, which change often."

The special "Charlotte on Twitter" page is located at .

Twitter is a fast-growing free Internet service that allows people to post brief messages, limited to 140 characters at a time, as well as "follow" each other, or anyone that interests them, by subscribing to their Twitter posts. Increasingly Twitter is being used by large corporations, news organizations, national leaders and others who want to participate in the on-going "conversation" that Twitter enables worldwide.

For example at the recent opening Olympic ceremonies in Beijing, many attendees posted "tweets" about what they were observing, allowing anyone interested to follow the messages in real time.

"Twitter can be a powerful marketing tool if used skillfully," Lawrimore said. "Our parent company, Charlotte marketing firm Lawrimore Inc. (, is constantly exploring cutting-edge ways to use the Internet to promote our brand and our clients' brands online.", a public service of Lawrimore Inc., displays news feeds from all major Charlotte area news media, as well as sports, weather, webcams, and national news from Google and Yahoo.

Lawrimore Inc. helps business, government and nonprofit organizations increase their sales and profits through a wide variety of creative marketing and strategic consulting services.