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UPDATED Twittivism Guide

UPDATED Twittivism Guide

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American Majority Manual on Social Activism
American Majority Manual on Social Activism

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What are the contents?
twittivism
Introduction..................................................................................................3TwitterVocabulary.........................................................................................4Twitter101....................................................................................................5
So What is Twitter? .......................................................................................5Getting Started ..............................................................................................6
BecomingaPowerTweeter...........................................................................12
Twitter Best Practices...................................................................................12Retweeting ..................................................................................................14#Hashtags ...................................................................................................15Uploading Images .......................................................................................17Sharing Video..............................................................................................18Twibbon ......................................................................................................18How to Find Your Public Ofcials on Twitter ..............................................19
TwitterinAction:TwitterVSCNN:eRiseoWEdia...............................21 AdditionalResources...................................................................................23 AMTwitterDirectory..................................................................................23
 
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In the days leading up to the American Revolution, committees of correspondenceformed to organize and increase communication between the colonies. Letterswere written and then disseminated throughout the colonies via horseback.Those who organized the committees of correspondence hoped they might rallythe citizens of the colonies to the common cause of American independence.But it is important to note that the end goal of the committees was not merely tocommunicate ideas. It was to drive people to action, bringing Americans togetherto achieve that common goal of independence.In the 21st century, communication no longer moves at the speed of a horse oreven a ship. It moves at the speed of light. The Internet has given us the abilityto communicate almost instantaneously—something the Founding Fathers couldnever have imagined. And most of the amazing communication tools available tous via the Internet are free: email, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and a host of othernew media.But are those who believe in limited government and the free market using theInternet effectively to unite people to a common cause and collective action?Statistics show that over 80% of those under 30 nd their information online—amedium dominated by those with left-leaning views. This number of those whond their information online will only increase. However, those who believe in thefree market and limited government can change the second statistic. What we at American Majority are doing is helping to educate people on the power of newmedia, and on how to use it effectively to advance and defend those principles webelieve in.The team at American Majority has worked very hard to develop an excellentTwittivism guide (Twitter + Activism = Twittivism). This is the second edition ofthe manual, and due to the rapid advancement of the medium, we will work onproviding future guides covering specic topics. We hope you will take the time toread this guide and learn the power of Twitter. If those of us who believe in the freemarket and limited government can become effective online in communicating thetruth, and in organizing for ofine collective action, we will win.For Liberty,
@NedRyun
Ned RyunPresident American Majority

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