twitter birthday birdToday I’m sending a birthday shout out to one of the most useful social media tools for journalists.  Twitter turns seven years old today.   ABCnews @joannastern has seven ways to celebrate the occasion — from reliving your best and worst tweets to teaching someone how to use twitter- abcn.ws/11jjijk .

USA today writer @Rick Hampson has an interesting story that is a reminder that no matter what field we’re in, we are what we tweet long after we post.  Hampson writes that “in a time when 140 characters can kill careers, we wonder: Does tech make us stupid? And will we ever learn?”.  Hampson mentions how twitter helped convict  the Steubenville, Ohio high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after graphic tweets and photos were posted. Hampson’s story does include some rules to live and” tweet” by. You can check out his story here: usat.ly/16I9inA .

. And on that note…   Happy birthday and many more Twitter!  #twitter7

Cheers,                                                                                                                                          @Sunny Fridge


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