Twitchy

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Twitchy
Twitchy.PNG
The logo of Twitchy
Type of site
News website
Available in English
Owner Salem Communications
Created by Michelle Malkin
Editor Lori Ziganto
Website twitchy.com
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional, required to comment
Launched 2012
Current status Online

Twitchy is an American Twitter curation and news website founded by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin in 2012. The site's tagline is “Who said what,” and it has verticals tracking American politics, entertainment, and media.[1]

According to Quantcast, Twitchy reaches nearly 2 million unique visitors a month. Twitchy's Twitter account has over 200,000 followers.[2]

History[edit]

The website was founded by Michelle Malkin in 2012. In December 2013, the website was sold to Salem Communications, who had previously purchased Malkin's earlier venture Hot Air, two years before Twitchy was launched.[3][4]

Content[edit]

The website aggregates tweets, creating stories and organizing them into short posts.[1] The site has seven full-time employees and two-part-time writers who live in different areas of the United States. According to editor Lori Ziganto, the site "can produce 40 to 45 stories on a busy day."

Reception and influence[edit]

The website has been noted for bringing periods of Twitter attention to journalists who have been featured on the website, with some reporters regarding being "Twitchied" as a rite of passage. It has been described as "the rare site that has both broad-based and cult appeal", which has "quickly carved out its own odd niche in the D.C. media world."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Most-Read Conservative Media You've Never Heard Of". Slate. 2014-12-10. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  2. ^ Twitchy on Twitter
  3. ^ "Michelle Malkin Sells Twitchy to Owner of TownHall and Hot Air". www.mediaite.com. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  4. ^ "Twitchy Sold To Owners Of Townhall And Hotair". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 

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