Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) February 6, 2009
NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest online newspaper archive, has launched a major social networking initiative for their users, creating a Twitter feed for their The Daily Perspective writing as well as a MySpace page and a Facebook Page. The new initiative is designed to give users an enhanced experience with NewspaperARCHIVE.com, as well as provide places for users to receive updates and important information.
Twitter, the leading micro-blogging service, allows NewspaperARCHIVE to give people all around the world current and relative news updates. The Daily Perspective, NewspaperARCHIVE.com's daily blog and newsletter connecting today's headlines to historical newspapers, is posted on Twitter for followers to read, and the service is updated regularly with bits of historical fact and breaking headlines, each connected to newspapers from the past.
Facebook and MySpace, two popular social networking websites, give NewspaperARCHIVE.com an opportunity to offer visitors a place to keep up with current happenings at NewspaperARCHIVE.com as well as connect with others interested in historical newspaper archives, genealogy, history, old comics and ads, and more.
"Social networking environments are the perfect place for NewspaperARCHIVE.com to branch out to," said Stephen Carr, Writer for NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "We are more than an information website; we are a community of people working together to uncover history and discover the past. Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace help to build and support this community."
The Twitter feed can be found at http://twitter.com/perspectivist. The Facebook page is located at http://www.facebook.com/pages/NewspaperArchivecom/9832206626 and the MySpace page is at http://www.myspace.com/newspaperarchive.
NewspaperARCHIVE.com plans to expand its social networking initiative in the near future, including a blog for their monthly newsletter, Beyond the Headlines, as well as topic-specific blogs. The company is also accepting authored articles from writers, genealogists, and anyone interested in submitting historic articles, life stories, or other research. Interested parties can contact Stephen Carr at scarr(at)newspaperarchive.com.
In 1999, Heritage Microfilm launched the brand NewspaperARCHIVE.com, the world's largest historical newspaper database online. NewspaperARCHIVE.com contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present, spanning almost 3,000 newspaper titles and 762 cities. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Anyone interested in finding more information about Heritage Microfilm and NewspaperARCHIVE.com can visit http://www.heritagemicrofilm.com or http://www.newspaperarchive.com.