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This is meant to be a way to introduce Twitter to skeptics and newbies and is NOT comprehensive.
==>A big welcome to the TechCrunch readers who are here thanks to the mention in @vwadhwa’s piece on why Twitter is his only social-networking tool.
[Many thanks to @NatIves for putting me on Ad Age’s 25 media people to follow. Also, thank you to OnlineSchools for putting me on Top 100 Twitterers in Academia. Armed with these, I can… well, what, exactly?]
*** MY TWO WEBCASTS WITH ALL-STAR TWEETING JOURNOS:
Intros to Twitter:
- See this collection of “10 Most Extraordinary Twitter Updates (if #5 doesn’t inspire you to use Twitter, perhaps this will)
- Mashable’s collection of all things Twitter: twitter.mashable.com
- Cyberjournalist’s Top 10 amazing, funny, useful Twitter links
- 100Twt.com: List of 100 most popular people on Twitter + their real-time tweets
- OutlawDesignBlog: 30 essential Twitter tutorials for newbies & experts
- Read lots of useful Twitter tips at Twitter_Tips
- Listen to my Jan. 2009 webcast/podcast with terrific journos, “Twitter for Journalists: Everything You Wanted to Know About Twitter But Were Afraid to Ask” + see live coverage of my April 2009 workshop on “Twitter for Skeptics”
- NYT’s love letter to Twitter, “Putting Twitter’s World To Use”
- WSJ interview with Twitter founders (and backstory)
- NY Magazine: The Twitter Approval Matrix (“Our deliberately oversimplified guide to whose tweets are worth following”)
- David Carr explains why Twitter will endure | Vivek Wadhwa on why Twitter is the only socmedia tool he uses
- Twitter books:
- BreakingNews: “Your most credible Twitter news source. First in online breaking news!”
- BreakingTweets.com: “world news, Twitter-style; hyperlocal gone global”
- Almost.at: “Following People at Real World Events in Real-Time”
- GoogleNews: now on Twitter
- CNNbrk: CNN’s breaking news account, originally created by a viewer
- Reuters: Reuters on Twitter
- DrudgeReport: yep, he’s here, too.
- Understand Twitter trends with WhatTheTrend.com, which explains the sometimes cryptic items on search.twitter.com
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