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Why Twitter matters for media organisations. I've lost count of the times people – including a surprising number of colleagues in media companies – roll their eyes at the mention of Twitter.

Why Twitter matters for media organisations

"No time for it," they say. "Inane stuff about what twits are having for breakfast. Nothing to do with the news business. " Well, yes and no. Inanity – yes, sure, plenty of it. 10 Advanced Twitter Search Tricks to search twitter better. With Twitter, there is always an over load of information that its quite hard to keep up with the trend, if you’re not moving along with it.

10 Advanced Twitter Search Tricks to search twitter better

Take a break out of Twitter for one or two weeks and see what happens when you get back. There would be lot of information ahead of you and catching up with them is a big task. But with Twitter search, things get fairly easy. Twitter search recently acquired “Summize” just for enhancing its search tool and the changes are already showing up. Here are 10 such tips that will help you search the right information on Twitter beyond your timeline and around the world !

1. From:twitterusername To search for tweets from a twitter user, use the above search term. 2. From:twitterusername filter:links To search for only tweets with links from a twitter user, use the above search term. 55 Interesting Social Media Infographics. How Twitter has become the people's voice on the eve of its fifth birthday. Blame Stephen Fry.

How Twitter has become the people's voice on the eve of its fifth birthday

In Twitter the preening polymath found his true calling, sending out an ever changing and oddly riveting mix of self-promotion and stream of consciousness as he tweeted his every thought and photo. His thoughts on Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, a picture of a parrot, a call for charity in Sri Lanka, Stephen in a balloon hat, all mixed in with his Wildean wit: "Streets of London fantastically full of young people. Either it's half-term or truancy in this country is running wildly out of control. " Millions came to watch, millions more joined in. You may scoff but we are all Stephen Fry now. Twitter is five next month. Last week the Californian business received another, more concrete, recognition of its status. The appeal comes because Twitter genuinely offers something new, says Douglas Rushkoff, author and media theorist.

Twitter Topics and Why They Become Popular. How Journalists Can Leverage Social Media. Jason Falls Last summer I spent a good deal of time researching and preparing a presentation for Blog World & New Media Expo on putting social media in the newsroom.

How Journalists Can Leverage Social Media

Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It's the Wrong Question to Ask Brian Solis. InShare34 I was asked to enter the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Debate Room to make the case “for” Twitter as a platform for journalism – at least that’s how I interpreted it.

Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It's the Wrong Question to Ask Brian Solis

On the other side, ScribbleLive CEO Michael De Monte debates why it is “for the birds.” But before we get too far down the path, let’s frame the discussion. The original debate topic posed by BusinessWeek, “Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It?” Is a bit misleading and honestly, I think it’s the wrong question to ask. Social media for journalists: 10 essential tools. This is the final post in a series, Social media for journalists.

Social media for journalists: 10 essential tools

We all know that social media is transforming the broadcast and publishing businesses. But social media offers journalists at as many useful opportunities as challenges. This week, I’ve highlighted three of the tools that are most crucial to my own work as a freelance blogger for Oprah.com and Harvard Business Review. Today, I’m rounding those out with 7 more tools that have been essential to my research and writing: Evernote. If these tools sound like they could be as useful to bloggers as they are to journalists — or for that matter, to a wide range of other professionals — they are. Twitter: tweeting louder than ever.

Twitter: about 40% of tweets originate on a mobile device. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian 'Just setting up my twttr", wrote Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and chairman, on 21 March 2006 at 12.50pm, Pacific Daylight Time. If you feel like lighting candles and baking cakes, that's 8.50pm GMT on Monday – marking the point at which Twitter, variously dubbed a social networking service and a microblogging service, turns five. In that time it has woven itself into tumultuous events: the news that a plane had crash-landed in the Hudson River (with picture); the election protests in Iran; the rapid dispersal of the news of an 7.8-magnitude earthquake in China; updates from the ground about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. How Journalists are Using Social Media for Real Results. The Real Results series is supported by Gist, an online service that helps you build stronger relationships.

How Journalists are Using Social Media for Real Results

By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. See how it works here. Journalists are, by nature, crafty folk who are wonderfully adept at stalking — I mean, finding sources and relevant information for various and sundry stories. Well, the advent of social media has made the process of reporting all the more nuanced, and has served as a vital channel for everything from finding leads to contacting sources to sharing and furthering one's brand. Still, as the Internet continues to expand, it can be difficult to pick and choose which tools are right for you as a journalist — it can be daunting to litter one's desktop with Twitter applications, social networks, location-based tools and blogs.

Ethics of social media for journalists. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Ethics of social media for journalists

Thanks for visiting! A friend, Glenn Coin, has asked me to guest lecture about the ethics of social media for his Utica College journalism class, so I figured I’d blog my lesson plan to save time — and spread the message. I thought the ethics of social media is a timely topic, given the debate over social media rules that has been waging now for months. It began in the spring when first the Dow Jones Co. and then The New York Times issued social media rules. Then it resurfaced recently when The Washington Post released its rules, and a WaPo editor admitted he quit Twitter, rather than violate the rules.