Telomiova.org Our mission : is to promote the integration of computer tool and Internet within the educational system in Madagascar, providing resources and media training through educational workshops for practical impacts in malagasy schools.
The Telomiova project aims to contribute to the development, the integration and the control of the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education in schools in Madagascar.
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, "What are you doing?" by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called "tweets", to your friends, or "followers."
How useful can communication limited to 140 characters be for serious journalism? It turns out that the short messages you find on Twitter have proven wildly useful for some writers penning larger pieces.
Live reporting : by sending sms, to follow situations like the crisis in Madagascar, earthquakes, conference, etc...
Breaking news : While getting engaged enough to find value in the service does require some initial investment of time and energy - on a day to day and minute by minute basis, Twitter is remarkably easy to post to. As a result, people often post things they discover to Twitter before or instead of posting it to a blog.
Sharing links via ReTweets or external links.
Performing interviews : to solicite interview questions via Twitter.
Quality assurance : get feedback on misspellings, missed links and other publishing faux pas very quickly via Twitter. It's an easy way for readers to offer quick feedback.
Promotion of your work : to get followers, fans, networks with peers
4. Find just a FEW people to follow, at first. It's recommended to start
to just follow 5-10 Twitter users whom you know or find interesting.
To find journalists:
social networks : example of Muckrack.com : a definitive directory of who's the journalist of which organization that is tweeting
Use/follow hashtags : http://hashtags.org Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. Recommended hashtags: #followfriday, #madagascar + specific journalism tags
keyword search : twellow.com/ (key words search and categories), tweetscan.com , http://wefollow.com/ (A user powered directory), whoshouldifollow.com/ , twitterpacks.pbwiki.com
Journalists to follow:
Major outlets to follow: @npr, @cnn, @bbc, @APNews, @nytimes, @guardiannews, @timesonline (london times), @cnnbrk (CNN breaking news), @onedeadline (USA today)
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How to get started with Twitter? 5. Post your first few tweets. When you’re on the Twitter home page , you’ll see at the top a box under the heading “What are you doing?” That’s where you type in your tweets. Click the “update” button to send. Use Twitter clients: Tweetdeck, Twhirl, etc... 6. Reply to someone. Twitter supports rudimentary conversation. When the box is highlighted, you’ll see a little arrow curving up and to the left. Click that. Then you’ll see that person’s username preceded by an “@” sign appear in the posting box at the page top. After that, type a response to that post. Make sure it’s something you wouldn’t mind other people (even strangers) seeing; this is public. Association Telomiova.org http://telomiova.org
How to get started with Twitter? 7. Tell people you’re on Twitter . At first, just tell other Twitter users who are within your comfort zone — perhaps some of the people you’ve chosen to follow. But as you get used to this medium, you might want to post your Twitter ID on your personal blog, bio page on your employer’s site, with your byline, in your e-mail signature file, etc. (source inspired by: http://www.contentious.com ) Association Telomiova.org http://telomiova.org
Tips and links for Twitter Tools and directory http://danblank.com/blog/2009/02/20/the-roi-of-journalists-and-magazines-using-twitter/ http://savethemedia.com/2009/02/17/top-twitter-tools-for-journalists/ http://searchenginewatch.com/3633276 : Tweetdeck, understanding the lingo, finding people and companies http://www.problogger.com/2008/11/uk-journalists-on-twitter/ : UK journalists to follow on twitter http://red66.com/2008/02/a-list-of-news-organizations-using-twitter/ : who use Twitter? http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2009/01/28/10-twitter-users-that-every-journalism-student-should-follow/ : 10 twitter users that every journalist student should follow http://www.10000words.net/2008/08/10-journalists-you-should-follow-on.html : 10 journalists you should follow on twitter: http://www.scribd.com/doc/9652010/Twittering-Journalists : directory of journalists twitterers http://eatsleeppublish.com/twitter-to-journalists-heres-how-its-done/ : Twitter to journalists, how it's done http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/Tools/Twitter-Tools/enormous-twitter-toolbox.html : plenty of tools http://www.technobuzz.net/110-twitter-tools/ : directory of twitter tools How journalists can get started on twitter: * http://savethemedia.com/2008/12/14/how-journalists-can-get-started-on-twitter/ * http://www.journalism.co.uk/7/articles/531439.php Association Telomiova.org http://telomiova.org
Be in the loop: Have your automatic watchlist Google news ou Google Actualités http://news.google.com : Aggregated headlines and a search engine of many of the world's news sources. Technorati http://technorati.com Real-time search for user-generated media (including weblogs) by tag or keyword. Also provides popularity indexes. Twitter search http://search.twitter.com Search Twitter in realtime with your hashtags Engage with your followers/readers with Twitter, with your blog, photos and videos .: Have the results delivered via RSS then read it from RSS readers :. Ex: Newsgator, Google Reader, Bloglines, Netvibes, etc... Association Telomiova.org http://telomiova.org
Better use of your smartphone: case study for a blackberry
NB: It should work for any iphone, symbian, windows mobile smartphone too.
RSS reader : Newsgator: http://newsgator.com
Twitter client : Blackbird/Twitterberry
http://2twitt.com/Twitter-Mobile/Twitter-on-any-Mobile-device : directory of Twitter tools
Use a Gmail e-mail account + google mobile apps: http://mail.google.com
Use a better browse r: Opera mini (most popular mobile web browser): http://www.opera.com/mini/
Upload, host and broadcast your mp3s, interviews, audio resources on pocast.com and Itunes
http://www.newmediabytes.com/2008/01/29/free-university-podcasts-for-online-journalists/ : free university podcasts for online journalists
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/search/journalists/ : BlogTalkRadio is a provider of thousands of internet talk radio shows. Here is the journalist category.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
http://savethemedia.com/2009/01/19/how-journalists-can-use-facebook : How can journalists use Facebook
Linkedin : strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts.
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For more You will find these tips and links on http://telomiova.org You can create your own blog and a journalist social network on http://telomiova.net You can follow our actions on: http://tetikasa.telomiova.org Contact: Email: [email_address] Phone number: 033 05 260 11 (Hery Zo Rakotondramanana) Association Telomiova.org http://telomiova.org