As the battle to grab Tweets for news reporting continues to heat up Twitter on Tuesday officially launched Twitter for Newsrooms, a resource for media company’s that attempts to explain exactly how to best utilize 140-character tidbits of information.
Twitter created the newsroom with four section in mind: #Report, #Engage, #Publish and #Extra.
The first option #Report provides information to media users so they can better understand how to find sources on the microblogging service, including “best practice uses” for mobile device searching.
The second option, #Engage is a simple glossary of key terms along with an “effective tweeting” guide and tips for optimizing Twitter profiles to make them more engaging and easier to find by other media agencies and Twitter users.
The third section called #Publish is meant to attach actions to readers, while providing specific guidelines such as how to show tweets, user names and hashtags during on-air presentations, this section is similar to creating an AP Styleguide for Twitter information presentation.
Finally the #Extra section offers Twitter support forms, ecosystem partners and any other information Twitter has deemed important for media organizations.
Speaking about their new platform Twitter wrote: [Read more…]