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Elevate YourTwitter Game      Steve Buttry   Contra Costa Times     Sept. 19, 2012
Where do you need help?•   Advanced search•   Hashtags•   Building followers•   How & what to tweet?•   Time management•  ...
Hashtags•   Regular hashtags•   Event hashtags•   Breaking news•   Humorous
Hashtag tips• Use existing hashtag if there is one• Search before launching hashtag (avoid  duplication)• Look for seconda...
Building followers•   Tweet often•   Find & follow local people•   Be conversational•   Livetweet events•   Give more than...
What to tweet?•   Listen & join community conversation•   Breaking news•   Unfolding story•   Livetweet events•   Crowdsou...
Time management•   Don’t drink the whole stream•   Integrate Twitter into your day•   Tweet a few times a day•   Check “me...
Livetweeting• Set context: Event, where you are• Use hashtag• Feed into site (widget or ScribbleLive)• Prep (check spellin...
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These are slides for a workshop to help journalists who have started to use Twitter use it more effectively.

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Elevate Your Twitter Game

  1. 1. Elevate YourTwitter Game Steve Buttry Contra Costa Times Sept. 19, 2012
  2. 2. Where do you need help?• Advanced search• Hashtags• Building followers• How & what to tweet?• Time management• Live tweeting• Organizing the chaos
  3. 3. Hashtags• Regular hashtags• Event hashtags• Breaking news• Humorous
  4. 4. Hashtag tips• Use existing hashtag if there is one• Search before launching hashtag (avoid duplication)• Look for secondary hashtags, especially in events or breaking news
  5. 5. Building followers• Tweet often• Find & follow local people• Be conversational• Livetweet events• Give more than you ask for• Be yourself
  6. 6. What to tweet?• Listen & join community conversation• Breaking news• Unfolding story• Livetweet events• Crowdsource• Interesting tidbits• Photos
  7. 7. Time management• Don’t drink the whole stream• Integrate Twitter into your day• Tweet a few times a day• Check “mentions”• Use lists, alerts & saved searches• Use mobile device• TweetDeck, HootSuite
  8. 8. Livetweeting• Set context: Event, where you are• Use hashtag• Feed into site (widget or ScribbleLive)• Prep (check spellings, get program, reports, etc.)• You’re reporting, not transcribing

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