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Briggs Chapter 4: Microblogging: Write Small, Think Big

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Briggs, COMM 361, RyckiRobertson

This chapter was all about the power of microblogging. Miroblogging is unique in the fact that it allows the reporter to grab the readers attention and inform them of something in 140 characters or less.

The most popular example of microblogging is twitter. Twitter allows anyone to be the journalist and report to anyone who is interested in listening. When used properly, twitter can display how a story can summed up into a short statement that can give the reader the overall purpose of a story. Twitter not only allows a reporter to tell a story, it also give the reader a chance to be a part of the story as well. What makes twitter so awesome is that it directly connects the reader to the reporter.

Microblogging’s future lies in the idea that the auidence can be an active participant in journalism and even more imporantly that a reporter can give the reader the main idea of a story as quickly as possible.


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