It’s well documented that Twitter helps journalists do their work better. I have shared, for example, how journalism educators can teach students to live tweet campus events. Too bad, though, that some current and aspiring journalists waste another great Twitter opportunity: taking advantage of their twesume.
A twesume is the 160 characters (maximum) that make up one’s Twitter bio.
I first heard the term from social media guru Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) at The Poynter Institute’s Teachapalooza conference for journalism educators in June. “Fill out your Twitter bio so it reflects the best, most recent version of you,” Sreenivasan, Columbia University’s new chief digital officer, told us during his presentation. Sadly, too many journalists and students have bios that don’t come close to distinguishing themselves.
Here are seven tips for creating a great twesume:
Start with the basics.
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