The story about Diana Nyad's attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida
is a moving tale that has been well covered by the media. I followed her progress and its disappointing ending. I think I was most surprised, however, by the fact that all the major news organizations covering her story cited Diana's Twitter feed as the source for announcing that she had given up her bid.
Posted by akenney at 10:02 PM
Just as you wouldn't, er shouldn't, drive a car without some training, it's important to know the rules of the road when you get behind the social media "wheel."
When it comes to Twitter, that means learning tw-etiquette (that's Twitter etiquette) before jumping into tweeting.
Last week Kenneth Cole inappropriately used the hashtag 'Cairo' in a tweet and attempted to take advantage of interest in news from Egypt to promote the KC spring fashion line.
As is the case with social media the backlash was immediate and very public.
Posted by akenney at 11:32 AM
This post on SocialMediaToday on 40 useful things you can share on Twitter besides blog posts
is an inspiring read for anyone who has stalled on getting started, or has run out of steam, with Twitter.
After reading it, I think you'll be inspired with new ways to use Twitter. I suggest it's essential reading for anyone responsible for their firm's social media efforts or anyone with writer's block, or blogger's block, or Tweeter's block...
Also, note: no where on this list, does it say "use Twitter to let people know what you're doing this exact moment"
Posted by akenney at 8:58 AM