CAJ 2012 - Advanced Twitter

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CAJ 2012 - Twitter tips for journalists
by Ron Nurwisah @boyreporter

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CAJ 2012 - Advanced Twitter

  1. 1. TWITTER & LIVE COVERAGE CAJ 2012Follow me @boyreporter / @huffpostcanada
  2. 2. How Twitter Helps Live CoverageImmediacyKeep Up With Other OutletsCrowdsourcing
  3. 3. Using Search EffectivelyTwitter Search is very basicUse advanced modifiers /Advanced page to narrowsearches
  4. 4. Search Tips● XXXXX -RTEliminates searches that start with RT.Cuts down duplication● Near:xxxx Within:xxxx miGeolocate searches to find results near you● From:handle / To:handleFollow a conversation
  5. 5. Searching For Images● Third party toolsCrowdreel / crowdreel.comTwitcaps / twitcaps.comInstagram● Or using searchSearch with "yfrog" or "twitpic" or "instagr.am"
  6. 6. Use The Crowd Effectively● Focus on other journalists/media● Dont be afraid to RT/include them in liveblogs/other coverage● Amazing tool for crowdsourcing● DONT FORGET TO CREDIT
  7. 7. Topsy / topsy.com● Third-party search engine● Great for digging up archival tweets (twitter search doesnt archive for very long)● Looks at trending topics (eg. compare hashtags)● Track twitter mentions, hashtag use
  8. 8. Basic search using Topsy
  9. 9. Hashtag search
  10. 10. Compare tags, see trends

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