Tuesday, April 13, 2010

weekly writing coach: Twitter style

As tweets creep into the writer's list of things to do, you may find helpful these style guides and resources related to Twitter, which can help you craft, analyze, reproduce or cite tweets:
  1. A new blog from Twitter looks at best practices for media companies using Twitter, with case studies and examples.  Here's just one: The blog recently shared these guidelines for reproducing tweets in news stories or other online coverage.
  2. The book 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form will help you with posts on Twitter as well as status updates on other social sites.
  3. The Twitter Book remains one of my favorites (and not just because @dontgetcaught is in it).  It uses real tweets to show best practices and style ideas for crafting and sharing your tweets.
Find more books on social media in my Amazon store.

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