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By Dom Sagolla

Utilize your messages on Twitter, fb, and different social networking sites
The creation of Twitter and different social networking websites, in addition to the recognition of textual content messaging, have made short-form conversation a regular truth. yet expressing your self in actual fact in brief bursts-particularly within the 140-character restrict of Twitter-takes certain writing skill.

In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all of the fundamentals of significant short-form writing, together with the significance of speaking with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For agents and enterprise vendors, social media is an more and more vital street for selling a business-this is the 1st writing advisor particularly devoted to speaking with the succinctness and readability that the net age demands.

* Covers simple grammar ideas for short-form writing
* The similar of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven advertising and marketing messages
* is helping you enhance your personal specified short-form writing style
140 Characters is a much-needed consultant to the type of verbal exchange which can make or holiday a name online.

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Com/wordnik/status/2483176892 You can’t change the facts, but you can create an interesting angle. Play with presentation, not physics. Play with Perspective Think of every tweet as an epitaph. How does your personality shine through? Start at a far point and travel inexorably toward the conclusion. Discover an entirely different experience of writing: the slow crawl. 140 Characters 12 Living each day like it’s my last, because I live near a fault line (@sfquake). com/dom/status/1416507887 Just felt that earthquake.

In fact, if I find myself writing about something that sounds bad, it’s usually a 7 8 140 Characters sign for me to stop doing it. Unfortunately, the truth often sounds ugly. Making the truth palatable is the job of the journalist. Journalism has a distinguished history of growth alongside short-form communication services like the telegraph. Now, journalists everywhere are finding sources, following leads, and even writing entire articles in 140-character bursts. In breaking news, eyewitness reports are almost always more valuable and interesting than a journalist’s accounts.

The private experience (called “Protected” on Twitter) is a very simple way to avoid many of the pitfalls previously described. It’s not foolproof, but there are levels of privacy on Facebook in particular that will provide a buffer. Direct message (DM) is a way to reply to many messages that you receive without clogging the stream with conversations. It can be used alongside or in place of e-mail. You can only DM someone who’s following you. Try sending your e-mail address in your one-way DM in that case, for further discussion.

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