Twitter for News Masterclass: Discovery, Curation and Verification

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Presentation given at the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia 2014.

The masterclass looks at techniques for news gathering and curating content from Twitter.

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Twitter for News Masterclass: Discovery, Curation and Verification

  1. 1. Masterclass: Twitter for News @joannauk - @liviacolare - @smfrogers Tweet us questions! #ijf14 #twitter
  2. 2. 240m+ users globally
  3. 3. 78% access Twitter on mobile
  4. 4. 2 in 3 world leaders are on Twitter
  5. 5. Discovery
  6. 6. Glasgow helicopter crash 29 Nov 2013
  7. 7. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 Learning from breaking news
  8. 8. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:25 PM
  9. 9. tweetdeck.com
  10. 10. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  11. 11. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:25 PM
  12. 12. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 “shit OR fuck OR fucking” “(shit OR fuck OR fucking) AND (collapse OR collapsed OR collapsing OR explosion OR dead OR injured OR bomb OR gun OR police)” Exclude: "fuck the police" OR "fuck da police" OR "walking dead" OR "walkin dead" OR “I’m dead” Exclude: retweets Only show tweets with more than 15 retweets
  13. 13. http://twitter.com/search
  14. 14. Search operators
  15. 15. Advanced search
  16. 16. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:29 PM
  17. 17. “Clyde OR Gorbals OR Enoch OR Stockwell OR Bridgegate OR Howard OR Saltmarket OR geo:55.854456,-4.250232 within:1km”
  18. 18. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:30 PM
  19. 19. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  20. 20. London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013
  21. 21. @TwitterUK London helicopter crash 16 Jan 2013 10:33 PM
  22. 22. Curation
  23. 23. http://twitter.com/settings/widgets
  24. 24. TextText Collection Widget (custom timeline)
  25. 25. TextText Search Widget
  26. 26. Search Widget “list:journalismfest/ifj14-speakers AND #ifj14” Only show me tweets from members of the IJF14 speakers list if they use the hashtag #ifj14
  27. 27. Search operators!
  28. 28. Search Widget in Tweetdeck
  29. 29. List Widget
  30. 30. Favourites Widget
  31. 31. Timeline Widget
  32. 32. Verification
  33. 33. http://www.wolframalpha.com
  34. 34. @TwitterData
  35. 35. #SecretLifeofCats support.twitter.com/forms
  36. 36. media.twitter.com
  37. 37. Thank you! Grazie! @joannauk - @liviacolare - @smfrogers Tweet us questions! #ijf14 #twitter

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