This is a supplemental link for my Edge Business Magazine workshop, Twitter for Dummies, scheduled for Tuesday, April 14. I welcome journalists using Twitter to add links you have found helpful or journalists you recommend following. I posted some tips for using Twitter on a separate post.
Below are lots of links, grouped but in no particular order, to help out Twitter newbies, to help those wanting to move beyond the basics, and to help you decide whether Twitter is worth your time.
Twitter in Plain English video on YouTube. This is the quickest, clearest primer I’ve seen.
The Ultimate Guide to Everything Twitter by Web Designer Depot. This is the most detailed primer I’ve seen.
From today’s New York Times: Putting Twitter’s World to Use
Greg Lloyd gives one of the best explanations of the business or professional use of Twitter in — Explaining Twitter — One of Three Places for People. At the end, he has several valuable links that I won’t repeat here.
Twitter tips from 25 Tweeting Travelers by WorldHum.
Twitter cartoons (slide 30 is my favorite)
Steve Buttry posts with Twitter advice (some of which fit in categories above)
Many of these have a strong emphasis on Twitter’s application to journalism. I can’t say how relevant these may be to your field, but I include them and leave that for you to decide.
Twitter advice for journalists
I’ll apply the same disclaimer here about whether these might be applicable in your work.
Thanks to Mary Kay McFarland of the Charleston Gazette and Mandy Jenkins of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who sent me links directly; to Mathew Ingram, who used several of these links in a slideshow that he linked to; and to lots of tweeps who steered me to other links since I started on Twitter. Thanks also to Andria Krewson of the Charlotte Observer, who sent some advice that I posted separately.