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How Twitter makes you a better writer

How Twitter makes you a better writer

Twitter isn't just for networking and making pithy one-liners about your lunch. Twitter is a great tool for improving your writing by helping build buzz about yourself and forcing you to edit your work.

The Twitter debate: as confused and nonsensical as NSW politics

The Twitter debate: as confused and nonsensical as NSW politics

"Twitter flattens democratic debate," NSW Premier Kristina Keneally declared in kicking off the world's first political debate on Twitter. She probably meant 'flatters', though the typo slip turned out to be Freudian.

“Tweets” banned at the <em>NY Times</em>

“Tweets” banned at the NY Times

It's official: the word "tweet" has been banned by the standards editor at the NY Times. Instead, journalists are to say "writes on Twitter" or "a Twitter message".

Keane: Twitter, certainty and branding — the grim future of political journalism

Keane: Twitter, certainty and branding — the grim future of political journalism

The mainstream media are already preparing us for their demise. But what will politicians do when mass media is no longer available to convey their messages to voters?

Keane: Twitter and the prosaic reality of Digital Democracy

Keane: Twitter and the prosaic reality of Digital Democracy

We expect too much of politicians on social media - particularly in Australia, where its benefits are less obvious compared to those of the mass media.

Fake it ’til you make it: when Twitter meets satire

Fake it ’til you make it: when Twitter meets satire

One of the greatest things about Twitter are fake accounts and Fake Fielding and Big Harto are two Crikey faves. Time offers up a list of 10 of the best fakers from the US offering doses of satire in 140 characters or less.

Facebook swings the closet door wide open

Facebook swings the closet door wide open

If you want to keep your sexuality a secret, then you can't be on Facebook or Twitter. Social media makes it harder to stay in the closet, but it also makes it easier for young gays to come out.

When it comes to new media, it’s all location, location, location

When it comes to new media, it’s all location, location, location

Location-based apps and websites are theMyTown and Twitter's geolocation function. But who's looking at what, where?

A how-to tweet guide for political n00bs

A how-to tweet guide for political n00bs

So you want to be a tweeting pollie? Malcolm Farnsworth provides a simple and clever how-to guide for the handful of politicians who are yet to join the Twitterverse. Tip one: use your real name.

The top 100 Aussie foodies on Twitter

The top 100 Aussie foodies on Twitter

Chefs, critics, sommeliers and garden-variety gourmands: a list of the most influential food fanatics in the Aussie Twittersphere to follow for scoops on the latest flavour-of-the-month in dining down under.