I LIKE Twitter. Always have. The absolute necessity for brevity. The 140-character limit is unyielding.
In the beginning, it was life as haiku. Then, symbiotic apps grew to include links to everything: photos, videos, web pages, and of course, much, much longer articles.
As for writers, historians, and the news media, @Twitter emerged as a mind-boggling newsgathering resource during the first Egyptian revolution, in 2011, as the protestors used it both to organize themselves and to broadcast to the world via Twitter – from Tahrir Square. More recently, events surrounding the Boston Marathon massacre unfolded in real time via Twitter and other social media, with the Boston Police (
@Boston_Police) as the ringleaders – communicating broadly and effectively with both the public and the national media.
Yet I keep hearing friends say: “I don’t get Twitter.”
Well, we’re going to address that here from time to time. Let’s see…where to start?
For you authors and would-be authors, from @Mashable: 5 Self-Published Writers to Follow on Twitter — http://mashable.com/2013/07/24/self-published-writers-twitter/
And just for fun… I ran across this on Twitter, of course. From Huffington Post:
@SpikeLee‘s ‘Essential Films’ list — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/27/spike-lee-essential-film-list_n_3664260.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment