Posted on March 15, 2009
1,000 followers on Twitter
Today is the day I reached the 1,000 milestone — I’m not sure how important this is, really, but it did give me a small thrill. (Very small.)
If you’re still skeptical about Twitter, here are some helpful articles:
- How We Use Twitter for Journalism, by Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb (April 25, 2008)
- How to Use Twitter – Tips for Bloggers, by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger (Jan. 25, 2008)
- Twitter Basics for Journalists & Recovering Journos, by Amy Gahran of Contentious (Oct. 21, 2008)
Someone recently wrote an excellent list of tips for complete beginners — not the PC Magazine one, and not the one at 10,000 Words, but another one — that was really good, but it seems I failed to add it to Delicious. If someone knows the link, please send it! (It was aimed at absolutely clueless newbies, and it was very nice, clear, brief, and helpful. I recall that it explained the importance of writing a bio, using your real name, and adding a photo/avatar. I think it also explained @ and d, as well as retweeting.)
Find people on Twitter with a Twellow search. (Another site, Mr. Tweet, can recommend people you might like to follow, but I think it works better if you have already been using Twitter for a while and have a backlog of tweets built up.)
Find topics on Twitter from the local search page.
Search with a hash mark (e.g., #journalism) to limit your search to topics.