Three ways journalists can use Twitter with 280 characters

Twitter has doubled the number of characters users can use in a single post, from 140 to 280, and this is good news for journalists. Some have complained that the change will ruin the micro-blogging site because its attraction lies in the brevity of posts. Author JK Rowling Tweeted: “Twitter’s destroyed its USP. The whole… Read More

How journalists use social media

A survey has just come out which reveals that 60 per cent of Facebook and Twitter users access their news from social media rather than traditional sources such as newspapers, television or radio. But what is also clear is that most of this news which is posted on social media channels comes from journalists. It… Read More

3 Social Networking Top Tips for Small Businesses

It’s easily done. You start posting on a business Tweetup session such as #staffordshirehour or #LeicestershireHour and you tell everyone about how wonderful your business is. You’ve only got an hour – most of these Twitter sessions last for 60 minutes on one weekday evening a week – so you fire off as many self-promotional… Read More

How to fail miserably on Twitter

It’s all too apparent that many people who use Twitter have no understanding of how it works. You often see accounts where someone has Tweeted thousands of times and yet they only have 25 followers. This could be down to any number of factors but the simple fact is that unless you share interesting content… Read More