May 5th, 2008 Heather Kovar
I’ve recently linked my Twitter account to my Facebook page and am about to connect Twitter to one of my blogs.
As a twit, I follow updates of friends and various news professionals, as well as the updates of CNN and AP.
A colleague asked me today, “What is twitter?” Just a few days ago, a male friend of mine said he had signed up for a twitter account because his friend asked him to, but that it just seems too “geeky.”
You can post and view updates in a few key strokes via computer, or by your cell phone out on assignment. Just as I’m wondering if my recent tinkering with twitter could be seen as troublesome, I read an article by Graeme Newell on TVSpy’s Shoptalk. The web marketing specialist for 602 Communications explains how journalists could be using twitter to connect with their audience, however how small or geeky it may be.
Newell calls it the “ultimate in mobility blogging” writing :
“So what do you Twitter? Your research, your front-line experiences, and your opinions. Link your audience to ALL the web sites used to research your story. Talk about the blind alleys you ran down, and tell how you got the story back on track. Post the most interesting facts you uncovered during the day. Comment about your hunches on where the story is going. ”
He also says it’s okay to post updates about what you had for lunch or that you are ready for happy hour.
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