You can’t get scooped because competition gets tipped to a story when you tweet about it. Your tweets already scooped the competition.
A Digital First engagement editor who’s been teaching colleagues how to use Twitter got these questions from a veteran reporter:
Thank you for helping me understand Twitter and how to use it. What I don’t get is: If we tweet where we are and what we’re doing, how do we keep the competition from making a few phone calls on a story we sat through a meeting to sift out and develop? Or they’re not at the fire, but I’m tweeting and now they know.
And if I give results on Twitter, why would they buy a paper to see the results of the game?
I thought Twitter was to draw readers to our paper. So this is a struggle.
This is classic print-centric thinking. The newspaper has…
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Have you ever wondered what will happen as more and more people friend each other on Facebook? Which cities will be the friendliest? Who will be the holdouts? What will it all mean?
Thanks to The Moxie Institute you can stop imagining and see what it will look like in their new 1 minute film (below). You most likely know the team’s leader Tiffany Shlain as the founder of The Webby Awards and winner of a Tribeca Film Festival’s “2012 Disruptive Innovation Award”.
So what do you think of the film? Let me know in the comments below.
Social media proves its worth when it comes to spreading news across the world but occasionally it can create it too. Yesterday (18 Dec 2012) it seems everyone was talking about Instagram and what they plan to do with users’ photos.
Instagram announced a few changes to their T&Cs and most people did the same thing they do with all T&Cs, speed-reading through them not really understanding or caring what had changed. A few however decided that they’d delve deeper and apparently uncovered an evil plot…
Instagram are going to sell our photos and make millions from our personal property!
What surprises me most about this is that I seem to be amongst the very few who weren’t outraged by this news and didn’t even consider deleting my account in protest. Many others though took to their Facebook accounts (the irony) and Twitter to complain about this sudden infringement on…
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