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. Many of you have been doing it for years – did you know?
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 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
Finally – don’t skip this step! – you need to get ON Twitter. You’ve got three things to do:
- Create an account if you don’t have one (or want to use a different one for class), and make sure it is public (not hidden).
- Follow me (@thebobthe) so I can follow you back.
- Tweet something useful to our class to our course hashtag #WVUblogJ
As always, post your response as a comment to this post (and finish your Twitter duties) by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 5.