There is a lot of things that we look for in a best friend. One of those things is unconditional support in the things we do. For a journalist, Twitter is the ideal BFF.
On Twitter we get to connect with other people with similar interests, find out the very latest news all over the world, and share our own thoughts with our followers. What’s not to love right!?
One of the most valuable tools Twitter gives journalists today is the opportunity to gather information from an engaged community. That’s right. People that actually care answer our questions and concerns because they want to and not because they’re bribed or feel bad for you. Game changer.
10 Ways Twitter is Valuable for Journalists tell us a little more about this and other ways this social platform can help us out. Just keep in mind there are more than 10 ways.
Twitter really changed the game for sports journalists (and students aspiring to be in the field like me). For starters, there is live-tweeting. I’m guilty of this during big sporting events, especially soccer games. Even if I am not able to sit down and watch the game, I know I can get a play-by-play on Twitter thanks to friends, journalists, and even from the actual team’s account.
There’s also photo and video sharing, hashtag usage, conversation starters and a ton of other benefits that can be found on Twitter for Sports Journalists.
The use you want to give Twitter is your decision. You can exploit it to your advantage or decide to tweet only on February 29th. It is up to you.
Just remember that a friendship is maintained by interaction. The more you get involved and show you care, the better the friendship will be for everyone.