April 26, 2012
/ by inVocus Staff
“I’m essentially on Twitter all day, even if passively checking every once in a while some days just to make sure there isn’t any major breaking news I should be aware of. Through my own personal feed (@A_Merritt) and my newspaper’s feed (@WalthamNewsTrib), I will comment on things, link to stories and connect people with the things in which I’m involved. I also use Facebook as a way to connect readers with my paper’s best stories – particularly the ones with good visuals that play well within the Facebook interface.”
“I use HootSuite as my Twitter portal, because the column and multiple-feed interface is really helpful as I balance the many hats I wear online. In addition to that and Facebook, I’ve dabbled with Tumblr, though I’m still very much a rookie there. I’m generally not the type to use every new social media avenue available. I like to stick to the ones that work, and get the most widespread use. I’ve looked around at Storify a bit, though I haven’t used it very much, and only occasionally have I gone to it for easy-to-follow explanations of some breaking news stories. I think there’s some potential there, though.”
Andrew Merritt, Editor Waltham News Tribune (781) 398-8002 ameritt(at)wickedlocal.com Twitter: a_merritt @Facebook www.wickedlocalwaltham.com
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