Today 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