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By LERA BORODITSKY The Gallery Collection/Corbis 'The Tower of Babel' by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, 1563. (Please see Corrections & Amplifications below .)
This is an update on a post I wrote at the beginning of last year – Ten things every journalist should know in 2009 . I still stand by all those points I made then so consider the following 10 to be an addendum. 1. How to monitor Twitter and other social media networks for breaking news or general conversations in your subject area using tools such as TweetDeck . Understand and use hashtags . 2.
As a grammatically conscientious person who frequents internet forums and YouTube, I have found it necessary to develop a few coping mechanisms. When someone types out "u" instead of "you," instead of getting mad, I imagine them having only one finger on each hand and then their actions seem reasonable. If I only had one finger on each hand, I'd leave out unnecessary letters too!