Lori Todd

was a social media editor at NPR.

A quick guide to getting started on Twitter right now

I wanted to answer some of the basic Twitter questions I often get. Keep in mind that the answers below have been written for individual journalists and may not necessarily apply directly to what we call branded accounts (official accounts such as @NPR, @MorningEdition, @NPRGlobalHealth).  Let’s get started:  What should I tweet? You might not

Twitter basics: Hashtags

Hashtags, love them or hate them, are important because they allow users to categorize tweets. When a user publishes a tweet with a hashtag, the tag appears as a link and allows readers to see the larger conversation around a topic or keyword. #butfirst, the origin of the [Twitter] Hashtag Hashtags sprung up organically during