Renaming +Breaking News
: Hi everyone, +Breaking News joined Google+ hours after the trial opened up, becoming the first news brand on the social service to join (after Mashable.) Similar to our @breakingnews Twitter account and BreakingNews.com, we curated breaking news stories and eyewitness accounts around the world. We were encouraged when so many people added +Breaking News to their circles.
When Google began removing branded accounts, we asked them how we could continue providing a news curation service here until the business accounts are ready to launch. For now I've renamed +Breaking News to my own name, +Cory Bergman
similar to what Mashable has done with +Pete Cashmore
. I'll continue curating breaking news stories, photos and videos, and I'll invite your help finding and sharing the best G+ sources on developing stories. You'll also see some personal observations about social media and journalism along the way.
As for my "old" personal account, I'm planning to wind it down for now. You can also follow co-workers +stephanie clary
and +Lauren McCullough
from the Breaking News team. Thanks everyone for your support, and please don't hesitate to let me know your questions, ideas and feedback!