Live Tweeting: Photos and Videos

Photos and videos make your live tweeting more interesting. Take a look at these links regarding using your phone to take great photos and videos, practice a bit in class, then comment on how you used these links to help you. Link us to some examples you posted online.

Tips from National Geographic:

From photographers:

Video tips:


News Engagement Day Feedback

This year’s News Engagement Day fair saw several classes coordinating to help students at Texas Wesleyan get more engaged with the news. What did you do for MCO 3399? Do you think your social media was effective? What did you learn, and how will that impact your projects for the rest of this semester?

Check out this News Engagement Day review of retweets nationally: ct-yn_2usaatask

Looking for the best in live tweeting

Upcoming is your first assignment in live-Tweeting. In preparation for this assignment, review the different readings below:

What makes for good live Tweeting? Find an example as well and follow that reporter. Put their link here as well.

My Brand

These podcast that my friend and I do mean a lot to me. When you listen to them, you can hear the fun we are having but at the same time the seriousness and passion when talking about sports. That’s what I want people to think about me when they take a listen. I want listeners to say “Oh, these guys are fun, cool and you can tell they love sports.”

Welcome to Best Practices in Social Media

As our tagline says, our goal is to teach you how to create social media that doesn’t suck. That’s a big one, and we will work diligently this semester to fulfill that goal. Toward that end, you will need to read social media posts–the good, the bad and the ugly. Find things that work. Tear them apart, so you can find out why it does work. With that in mind, here’s your post for this week, due before midnight on Aug. 25:

  • Go to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find examples (2), of posts that are great and 2 posts that are horrible.
  • What makes them so good and what makes them so bad?
  • Make sure you read your classmates’ posts and tell us what you think of their examples.

Here’s a link to a blog post about How Not to Suck on Social Media to get you started with ways to improve your posts: