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Posts Tagged ‘Breaking News’

5 Types Of Tweets That Will Get You Retweeted

One of the golden currencies of Twitter is the retweet. When someone retweets you, they’re telling their followers that you’ve got something interesting to say. But getting retweeted isn’t an easy task – you’ve got to offer something new and interesting to your followers, which can be difficult to do consistently. If you’re having some trouble in this area, we’ve got five types of tweets that will get you retweeted, so you can start impressing the Twitterverse with your insight.
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Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) And David Simon (The Wire) Talk Twitter’s Dumbing Down Of News

When it comes to understanding the advantages of being proactive and knowledgeable about social media, is it a cause for concern that broadcaster Piers Morgan ‘gets it’ more than screenwriters Aaron Sorkin and David Simon, respectively creators of The West Wing and The Wire, two of the most celebrated and influential shows in modern television history?

And does it also matter that Sorkin, who penned the critically-acclaimed Mark Zuckerberg biopic The Social Network, has not only now quit Facebook, but by his own admittance didn’t know anything about social media when he started writing the film?

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Breaking News: Should It Be Tweeted Or Blogged First?

Some interesting new guidelines for editors working in the social media age have cautioned that Twitter shouldn’t be used to actually break news – that should only be done on a blog or website. Instead, Twitter should only be used to link back to that particular article, driving traffic and fostering a discussion.
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Techmeme’s Headlines Now Pulling From Tweets

Techmeme just announced that Tweets can now become headlines or discussion topics. For those who live and breathe on Techmeme’s technology news feed, the move isn’t entirely unexpected since the site’s main aim is to deliver news in real-time. The implications, though, are reverberating through the social media landscape as the logistical questions about how this will truly work are yet to be answered.
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