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Every journalist today should be on Twitter — the excuses are few and the benefits are many. You can also use it as an alternative to the news wires and/or to find sources.It’s also a platform in its own right for unique journalism and storytelling.His posts reflect a conscientious teen who’s concerned about others, such as when he wrote: “Im fine with breaking HOA rules but the problem it that first responders wont be able to get though if me and others park on the street [sic].” He also posted about how society should be more accepting of overweight people because they often can’t afford to eat healthier.When asked seven months ago what people have gotten too accustomed to, his response included politicians’ lies, lobbyists, and “the danger of party politics.”Months ago, in answer to a question about why we need more love in the world, he talked on Reddit about how he helped a 94-year-old woman go online and see a neighborhood that she grew up in.He said she almost cried, then showed him New York City on Google Street View, and it was the most fun he had all summer.The hardest part to becoming a Twitter regular is developing the habit of using it.
Regional lists, topical lists or those based on a hashtag (like #Black Lives Matter) can help you stay in touch with the pulse of something you have a long-term interest in. For example, you might create lists for: baseball, drones, food safety or Cincinnati.
The assignment: Every day for one week, do five things from the list below.