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This semester I created a twitter account with the sole purpose of tweeting newsy things, such as stories I have written, my friends have written, or stories I have read from news organizations that I have found interesting. As of right now, I do not have many followers — I only have 50 — but considering I do not tweet very much, I do not think that is an awful follower count.
I plan to increase my followers by tweeting more often, with hashtags, so more people can see what I am posting. I do need to work on sharing my work. I tend to only share the work I am happy with or proud of, but I really should share everything. Even if I am not happy with the way something turned out doesn’t mean other people won’t enjoy it. After all, we are our own biggest critic.
I do not use Instagram for journalistic purposes, and unless I am posting a picture of myself at the anchor desk for Newsbreak, my Instagram is used for entertainment purposes only. I also do not use Facebook that much. The only time I do, it is to post articles I have written.
Overall, I hope to expand my use of social media for journalistic purposes and gain followers in the process. I hope to do so through my use of hashtags and upping my content.