New Guide From Twitter Now Online: "Twitter For Newsrooms"
Not much here for seasoned users but this guide will be very helpful in getting new users (journalists and just about everyone else) familiar with Twitter has to offer.
The Guide Begins By Stating:
We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your job: finding sources, verifying facts, publishing stories, promoting your work and yourself—and doing all of it faster and faster all the time.
We know you come from different generations. Some are native to the pilcrow, others native to the hashtag. You began your careers in different media: radio, print, broadcast, online and mobile. But you share a common bond: the desire to make an difference in the world, bringing reliable information to the communities you serve.
While this group is diverse, we think Twitter and #TfN can be a kind of common ground—and we know Twitter is a tool all journalists can use to find sources faster, tell stories better, and build a bigger audience for their work.o
Finally, interesting to note the advice they give for finding older tweets.***
We like Topsy a lot but it’s not as complete as we wish it was. So, the second piece of advice about recoding permalinks and taking screen shots is excellent. Finally, last April or so Google said they were building a complete archive of tweets. Where is it? What happened? Has any progress by made?
Direct to Twitter For Newsrooms
*** After about ten days to two weeks using Twitter search to find older Tweets will provide few, in any results.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.