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Smarter(8): A list for journalism students

Callie Schweitzer: How David O. Russell Made Me a Journalist. Matthew Mullenweg: The Intrinsic Value of Blogging. Steve Buttry: You don’t tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them.

Twitter milestone: 8,000 followers

Yesterday my Twitter odometer rolled over, as follower No. 8,000 appeared. My Twitter handle is @macloo. I use Twitter mainly as a news feed. I don’t follow friends from my personal life (unless they are in journalism), and for the most part, I don’t tweet personal things. I use Hootsuite as my Twitter client both […]

People see value in curation

I think it’s very cool that 1,126 people visited this blog yesterday. The number of retweets on the link to my post about social media tools for journalists really drove the traffic. What’s even more encouraging is that a lot of links in my post were clicked. That’s wonderful, because it takes a long time […]

5,000 followers on Twitter

Sure, I’m no Andy Carvin (NPR’s social media guy), but I do feel a little thrill when the zeros turn over. The screen capture above is from yesterday, July 31, 2011. See my recent posts about Twitter and journalism.  

Journalists: How to get started with Twitter

If you haven’t yet found any value in using Twitter, here’s what you should consider. On the topic of WHY to get started, John Robinson (the editor of the News & Record, in Greensboro, North Carolina) wrote a very good piece for ASNE this week. If you’re not on Twitter, you’re making your job more difficult. […]

Social media guidelines for journalists

For the generation that came of age on Facebook, you might think there’s nothing they don’t already know about social media. Think again. Traditional ethics rules still apply online. Assume everything you write online will become public. Use social media to engage with readers, but professionally. Break news on your website, not on Twitter. Beware […]

Teaching Twitter to students

This semester I took a course I have been teaching for 10 years and moved it to a WordPress.com blog. The students and I still meet in person once a week to discuss ideas, but otherwise, everything is on the blog. Each student was required to start his or her own WordPress.com blog, and all […]