This post is totally dedicated to our closest friend in journalism – Twitter. Before coming to London, I didn’t even know what it was. As you can guess one month ago I opened my Twitter account but still, managed to get used to it. I followed some nice people like David Cameron, Piers Morgan, Victoria Beckham and some organisations like WikiLeaks, Al Jazeera, BBC, ITV and many more. And it’s great fun !! The only thing that I don’t like about it is that you can ‘Follow’ some people without necessarily being followed by them.
As far as I could see Twitter today has a big role in generating and providing news. It mixes the pleasure to chat with your friends and get some news at the same time. You have only 140 characters to express your concerns or summarize a story. That’s why a big friend of Twitters’ is bit.ly that shortens your 1000 characters long URL to just 20 characters.
We’ve acknowledged the power of Twitter in the Middle East revolutions and in every news website. There are various ways you can use Twitter and I would suggest you to have a look at How journalists can master Twitter an extract from Paul Bradshaw’s Online Journalism Blog.
Good luck and start tweet-ing now !!!
PS: you can follow me on Twitter @TanaiaD