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Twitter Magic: Blogging Edition

A few minutes after I published Friday’s post, I got the above reply from Crimetown’s Twitter account. I’m really happy that they’ve decided to release it everywhere. However, I’m more surprised than anything else that they noticed my blog post.

It’s one thing to have my favorite famous people and/or journalists like my tweets and occasionally respond to them. It’s nice, and it amazes me every time. I like to think it keeps me humble. But people noticing my blog on platforms other than WordPress is somewhat new territory for me. It’s happened before of course, but nowhere near the frequency with which people notice my tweets.

What is this magic? What is it about Twitter that it’s the place where I’m lucky enough to be noticed? I’m not sure I’ll ever understand it. Maybe that’s a good thing.

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Tweet vs. Twitter Post

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It’s no secret that President Trump loves to tweet. What I’ve noticed, however, is how news articles refer to this activity. Some say something like “[Trump said] in a Twitter post”, while others say “tweeted” or “said in a tweet”.

Personally, I think “Twitter post” is a mouthful. It’s much easier to say “so and so tweeted”. Not to mention that “tweeted” is what someone might expect to see, as it’s technically the past tense of “tweet”.

Why doesn’t the Associated Press set a standard? They pretty much have a standard for everything else, as far as I know. Currently, it seems to come down to a publication’s preference, but I’m not even sure publications have their own standard. Sometimes they’ll say “tweeted” at first, and then say it another way later. Unless they only switch it up like this to avoid repetition of phrases, which would kind of make sense.

Maybe the AP Style Guide hasn’t set a standard yet because a president using Twitter as much as Trump does is still fairly new; no other president has used the platform like he does. Isn’t that all the more reason to set a standard though? Even if Trump doesn’t stick around, his social media use could still set a precedent.

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I Like Me Better When I’m on Twitter

If you haven’t heard “I Like Me Better” by Lauv, I would suggest taking a few minutes to watch the music video before reading this post.

https://youtu.be/BcqxLCWn-CE

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Twitter Magic

In Wednesday’s post, I talked about how social media is meant to bring people together.  Sometimes, it really does.

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On Sophie Skelton

As you may know, Tuesday was International Women’s Day.  On Twitter, I came across this:

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This Week in Cool Things

This week on “Sometimes Cool Things Actually Happen to Marialena Gallagher,” these things happened:

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The State of Last Night 

  

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I Found the Motherload

I found this beauty of a bookstore on 9GAG’s Twitter.  It’s in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Someone take me!

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Characters at Heart

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Hey Everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been on.  I’ve been super busy with school and finals.  But I’m on break now, so I’ll have my review of Dragonfly in Amber soon.  In the meantime, enjoy what I found on Twitter.

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This Just Happened

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been on in awhile. I’ve been really busy with school. But look at what just happened. Awesome, right?!