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Updated by mleshikar2017 on May 25, 2018
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How to use Twitter by @ByRosenberg for #360NN, a thread:

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The concept of "retweets do not equal endorsements" is flawed - when you retweet something, you give it a sense of truth. You associate yourself with it. So pick your battles!!

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Twitter can be the best source for breaking news because everything happens so quickly. But this means we get it wrong a lot. Rosenberg's advice is if you wouldn't put the info in a story, don't tweet it.

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Let's say you make an error! To delete or not to delete? Transparency or truth? Step 1 is to acknowledge your mistake and redirect readers to more accurate info.

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Good- using Twitter to find sources.
Not good- using Twitter to DM people for information in an active shooter situation.
Boundaries!

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If you're being harassed, don't be afraid to block people. But most trolls want to attention, so it's best to ignore them and let them scream in to the void!

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Twitter gotcha down? Rosenberg says to follow accounts that "make you laugh, make you smile." Here are some of my favorites: @dril @theonion @existentialcoms @csydelko @dog_rates @hostile_goose

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Also- be a real person! People know when a reporter is just there to promote their stories. Have fun with it and engage readers!

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That being said, Twitter is good for making meaningful connections. Trust and accountability are essential to good journalism- you should always be accessible to your community. Let people get to know you and your intentions.

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Just as you would for stories, make sure your tweets have pictures, gifs, videos, polls, or other media for added visual interest!

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Overall, add value, be transparent, and use Twitter to find and spread Truth. Thank you to @ByRosenberg for speaking to our class! (end of thread) #360NN