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Twitter Journalism

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Twitter Journalism

  1. 1. Twitter Journalism<br />Kevin Ward<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />A social networking/blogging website that allows user to post text based messages for others to read known as Tweets.<br />Tweets can be sent to everyone or only the people on a person’s friend list.<br />
  3. 3. Twitter Facts<br />Users<br />62% of US citizens use Twitter.<br />70% of Twitter users are under age 25.<br />The UK ranks #2 in total Twitter users with the US being #1.<br />Fun Facts<br />1,382% growth since February 2009.<br />5% of Twitter users account for 75% of Twitter activity. <br />1 out of every 350 visits to a website comes from a Twitter source. <br />
  4. 4. Journalists Benefit<br />Quick, brief news reports<br />Follow other journalists<br />Citizen journalism<br />
  5. 5. Twitter Flaws<br />Tweets have a max of 140 characters.<br />Credibility is questioned with false tweets.<br />Use of slang words cause trouble with translation.<br />
  6. 6. How to Use Twitter in Journalism<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RLTIPhPB4<br />
  7. 7. Twitter’s Future<br />Currently one of the top social networking sites and grows daily.<br />Fastest source of newsfeed. <br />Better targeted form of niche media which is said to be the future of journalism.<br />
  8. 8. How to get a Twitter<br />Go to www.twitter.com<br />Set up personal profile<br />Upload media and follow friends<br />Access through computer or any 3G networking cell phone<br />