Saturday, January 31, 2015

Austin Vitelli Twitter Assignment

Breaking news
Developing news

Standard news



Atomic sharing


I thought this was a very good exercise to determine which types of tweets I prefer to use and which ones I dislike. I have been on Twitter for a little over a year and a half now and have taken about that long to truly find my "Twitter voice." I noticed that my pitches in the 2 tweets/day that I was doing were often a mix of question/commentary, but not one in particular. While this isn't one of the specific categories for the assignment, I feel like that was my favorite type.

Therefore, I was most comfortable doing both the commentary and question tweets for the assignment. These seemed to come quite naturally considering I usually inject my opinion into my regular tweets. I also like to ask questions to my followers to either see what they think or to help me better understand something.

The ones I was least comfortable with were the upworthy and atomic sharing. I think I got used to the atomic sharing ones by the end, but I had never really used that tactic before. The upworthy tweet was by far my least favorite because it clearly is misleading and appears as clickbait, something I'm very against. I almost felt wrong doing it once.

Overall though, I enjoyed the assignment as it gave me better insight into what types of pitches I prefer.

1 comment:

  1. Think of question/comment tweets as value added to the link. Your followers know your brand. You're mixing content you often didn't produce with some of your own thinking. People may not read that source but for your recommendation. So these types are really useful for you.

    Hey, your clickbait tweet got retweeted. You're a clickbait pro now!

    The atomic tweet is a bit harder, but it can be useful or give you reason to link to pieces that aren't all that interesting but contain an interesting detail or two. You read so much Eagles stuff, for example, that a lot of pieces are just rehashing what you know, but you might find an original nugget of information in an otherwise run-of-the-mill post. That's where the sweet spot is on atomic sharing. Some links are useful just for those info nuggets nobody else has.