February 25, 2021

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.

Direct to Twitter For Newsrooms (#TfN)

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

The guide includes links to the Twitter Glossary and a list of key Twitter tools (including Tweetdeck) and  tips for research and publishing.

Finally, interesting to note the advice they give for finding older tweets.***

To find older Tweets, use Topsy. And when you find what you’re looking for, either using this tool or Twitter Search, be sure to record permalinks and take screen shots for future reference.

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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