This week is about all things Twitter, so Briggs’ chapter on microblogging fits nicely with a platform where you’re limited to 140 characters or less. You’re probably familiar with microblogging but may never have heard the term. Check out these examples – did it surprise you to learn you’ve been a microblogger for years?
Twitter’s the most widely known venue for microblogging, so poke around in some of these links:
- A simple set of guidelines (from Twitter itself) for journalists and mass communicators
- How journalists use this tool (note: this is scholarly research, so SKIM to the analysis and discussion)
- How to write “perfect” microblog headlines (try the exercise he suggests)
- How to write “perfect” social media posts
- Why journalists should break news on Twitter
- What goes into a good tweet