Tag Archives: Twitter

Web 2.0 Teaching Tools: Twitter Tweets for Higher Education

A round-up of some educational uses of Twitter, by Alan Lew: "I actually had not considered it as a tool for education until I saw a link posted by Twittown to a blog post on that subject. Doing a little … Continue reading

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Twitter: a step-by-step guide to getting started :: Shane Richmond

A useful guide from Shane Richmond at the Telegraph: "Twitter is not a publishing platform, as I said yesterday, so you can’t simply go to the site and read it. Well, you can but that’s not really the point. To … Continue reading

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Journalists — So why aren't you Twittering yet?

Robert Niles adds to the momentum: "Twitter has become what many of had hoped RSS would be, as well as the most vital forum for sharing links with other writers. Throw in Twitter's value as the ideal medium for breaking … Continue reading

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Diane Tucker: Could Twitter Have Saved The New York Times?

A pertinent point about the need for online advertising to avoid annoying readers: "if the Huffington Post had a Little Black Dress Big Sales Page, I'd click on it every day because the perfect LBD has become my white whale. … Continue reading

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Twitter vigilantes hijack the Daily Mail | Media Money

Peter Kirwan notes a twist on the media's recent obsession with Twitter (forming part of it himself, of course…). He says a majority of the early followers of the spoof Mail account were Guardian journalists: ?"Last weekend, the Mail On … Continue reading

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Twitter Basics for Journalists and Recovering Journos — contentious.com

Amy Gahran offers a useful intro to Twitter: “In my experience, Twitter’s biggest payoff is that it allows you to gather a personal posse who can support you in powerful, flexible, speedy ways. Also, if you’re choosy about the people … Continue reading

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Times and Tribune have biggest reach on Twitter

New York Times and Chicago Tribune head the list of most-followed newspaper accounts. "Erica Smith’s impressive list of newspapers that use Twitter includes an snapshot of the most followed newspaper accounts. Running that list through the newish twInfluence site shows … Continue reading

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The Twitter-isation of the news — andrewlewin: let me think about that

Twitter comes of age? “Ironically then, it seems that microblogging is a return to actual reporting of fast moving events, while the other pieces are analysis or comment that have become confused/synonymous with journalism only in the last couple of … Continue reading

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Twitter for reporting – Living in a Media World

Ralph Hanson offers some examples of reporters using Twitter (for their work, that is): "twittering is also being used by reporters and news bloggers to post news links. There are political debates taking place by Twitter. Barack Obama's campaign has … Continue reading

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Taking Twitter reporting to the edge

The latest reporting use of Twitter that’s caught my eye is to cover a funeral, as undertaken (wordplay intended) by the Rocky Mountain News. I make it 28 Tweets in just over 90 minutes — “pallbearers carry out coffin followed … Continue reading

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