You love to write. From the first time you picked up a pencil you knew you were meant to tell a story. The only problem is how do you get people to read what you have to say? Well one writer, Andy Hunter found a way to attract thousands of new readers.
Andy began using the social networking website Twitter to upload mini passages of his articles in 140 characters or less to attract readers. Giving readers little tid-bits of his work would draw them in and make them want to read more. Every tweet was like a cliff hanger.
Anytime someone would read one of Hunter’s tweets and liked what they read, the reader could “retweet” or repost Hunter’s tweets and then their readers would see them and could pass them along. Twitter then became a great tool to pass along his work and build a community.
Twitter is great for the journalism world because news stations can tweet major headlines and paste a link and readers can choose to click on them or not. It is as if a reader was gazing through a newspaper and over-looking the headlines and choosing to read the rest of the story or not. Magazines and websites are able to do the same thing by using twitter.
Right now CNN tweets several times a day and has over a million followers. This allows people to get the top breaking news with out even having to search for it. The great thing about it is it just pops up on their twitter accounts!
So how do all you readers feel about getting your news through twitter? Is it a substantial enough way to get news or does it not give news the proper stage it deserves?