AP finally activates Twitter, Facebook to help cover Haiti quake

The Associated Press has finally hopped on the social media bandwagon, flipping the switch on its Facebook and Twitter profiles to aid in covering the devastating earthquakes in Haiti.

As of this morning, the Twitter account was at about 3,600 followers, while the Facebook page had just over 1,000 fans.

It’s interesting to note the timing of the launches — was AP planning to launch these around this time already and decided to use this big story as a good jumping off point? Or maybe AP management was waiting for a “big” news story? It’s also worth noting the launches come on the heels of the end of Google’s hosting of AP stories.