Happy birthday to us!

Twitter users publish something like half a billion tweets per day. Even if 99.999 percent of those tweets are unimportant or nonsense, that leaves 5,000 tweets per day that are potentially newsworthy, or at least noteworthy.

Our mission is to find those hidden nuggets and report on them to you, our readers.

We’ve been at it for a year as of today. Has our Twitter-based news-gathering model proven a success?

We believe our record speaks for itself:

MSM dinosaurs consider our methods irresponsible. They insist that “real reporters” must wait around for government officials to confirm facts that are already widely known to anyone using Twitter.

Sorry, MSM, we don’t follow your rules. We have created a news model that allows people to read information that gatekeepers don’t want them to know. Our motto is “who said what.” Their motto is “which official source said what, and we’ll let you know when we’re good and ready.”

Do we make mistakes? Of course. Who doesn’t? And when errors are brought to our attention, we run straightforward corrections. We wish our MSM competitors did the same (see, e.g., here and here).

Twitchy couldn’t be what it is without you: the community of readers, commenters, and tipsters who come to the site every day; the Twitter users who retweet our posts; the Facebook users who “like” and “share” our articles.

Thanks so much to all of you for making our first year a phenomenal success.

  • Randy W

    Happy Birthday Twitchy!! You’re the reason I joined Twitter!

  • http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-atlanta/harriet-baldwin ★♥ Harriet Baldwin

    Happy Birthday, Twitchy! You make my day- every day! First website I check as soon as I log on to the internet!

  • http://theessexblog.blogspot.com/ kcnut

    Thank for all you do happy birthday and may god keep you on to shine a light on things Like my bossman andrew brietbart would say apologize for what!

  • http://randomanglican.tumblr.com randomanglican

    Your record does indeed speak for itself, and you all have proven Twitchy was an excellent idea. Happy Birthday!

  • DanStlMo

    Happy and very successful Birthday!

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    ~_^ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWITCHY!!! ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wce9By7SL0 #ChildhoodFlashback

  • rippersnort

    Happy – Happy – Keep up the good work – it’s enjoyable to see

  • http://twitter.com/KatPM Kathi Misterly

    Happy 1st Twitchy, keep up the good work Michelle & team!

  • independentjones

    Happy Birthday, Twitchy! Keep up the great work! Expose, and Mock!

    “He who does not punish evil commands that it be done” — Leonardo da Vinci

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    May you have many happy returns of the day. Thank you for all you do.

  • Rabid

    Happy Birthday,Twitchy!!!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    happy birthday, glad I have found this site. It is my go-to site for politics

  • almarquardt

    It’s not my birthday, but I do have a birthday wish: a mobile app! That said, Happy Birthday!

    • Chase C.

      I believe they do. I know they do for the iphone.

      • almarquardt

        They do indeed *insert red face here*. Thanks!!

  • Jack Deth

    Hooray! Beer!!!

    And a year of political humor and one stop shopping from Twitchy!

    • Rabid

      Twitchy & Beer..It doesn’t get much better!!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    A full year already? Wow, that’s pretty cool. Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.

  • http://twitter.com/moosebuster2 moosebuster

    Happy Birthday, TwitchyTeam! You SO rock.

  • Junie3

    Happy Birthday Twitchy.

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  • camnpat

    Happy B-Day Twitchy!!!! Keep up the excellent work!!!

  • RightThinking1

    Terrific site Ms. Malkin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      Mrs.* unfortunately 😉

  • walterc

    A year already? I guess it’s true what they say, “Time Flies When You’re Having fun.”

  • ZoriahShepard

    Happy Birthday Twitchy. I believe your place in social media is secure.

  • louisiana_mom

    Happy Birthday, Twitchy! Keep up the good work. May you celebrate many many more!



  • mdtljt

    Happy Birthday Twitchy Team!! Best read of the day here without a doubt!! Goes great with the morning coffee…even if Spin, Tocks & several other commenters regularly make me spew said coffee out of my nose it’s SO worth it!!! Thanks to y’all & all the funny, dead-on commenters!!!

  • http://www.venturedeal.com/ Don Jones

    Twitchy is tewiffic!

  • Stone Bryson

    Happy birthday Twitchy, and the entire Twitchy Team. We may occasionally disagree, but I love ya all the same.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    HAPPY BIRFDAY TWITCHY…now stop crawling and start walking 😛

  • http://twitter.com/jimni27 Jimni27

    Happy Birthday Twitchy!

  • nc

    Happy Birthday Twitchy and all Twitchiers! You are the best!

  • Frank Drebin

    Happy First, Twitchy

    Lead Story, 3/7/12 –

    Twitter reaction to Peyton Manning’s departure


  • John Byrd

    Well done. It has been a very good year!

  • PatrioticDissent

    A one of a kind news site! Happy 1st B-day Twitchy!

  • cgraham77

    Happy Bday Twitchy! You are one of only a few news sources I run to first! News travels fast, and I hear stories from your page before almost anywhere else.

    And love you Michelle!! Fellow conservative women unite!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    Happy Birthday Twitchy! I don’t know what I would do, without you (being a Mass. resident). Keep up the good work! and thx

  • Miss Clairee

    Happy Birthday to my FAVORITE dot com!!!!!!!!!

  • http://praying4commonsense.blogspot.com nala3325

    Happy First, Twitchy! You’re a trailblazer, Michelle. You do us conservatives proud!

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the voice that you give to us too. The more they hate you (and they do), the more they complain about you and try to minimize you (they do that too) and all the unfortunate and ugly times they slur Michelle Malkin (some of them are sick bastards) the more we know you are making a difference. God speed and God bless.

  • http://siftingreality.com/ siftingreality.com

    It really is a testament to your commitment that you are able to gather the number of socially and politically significant tweets you do. Keep on!

  • bo1921

    Good job, Twitchy – I hope you have many more.

  • SJ’s Dad

    . . . and MANY happy returns!

  • Liberty

    Happy Birthday, Twitchy!! I’m so thankful for your presence online!

  • GaryTheBrave

    Happy Birdday to Twitchy. As long as Twitter remains a social media force so shall you.

    As Leonard Nimoy recently said, “LLAP”.

  • mahalo321

    Great site. Informative and fun.

  • $38343398

    I visit here daily, sometimes more, to get a good belly laugh at the expense of lib celebs who do it to themselves.

  • Bristel

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for posting my occasionally funny or serious tweets. 😉

  • http://twitter.com/MercuryOneOC Alexis

    Happy Birthday twitchy. I love you Michelle Malkin.