Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DFM chat on publishing tweets

Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking about publishing tweets. Yes, they're public and the terms of service allow anyone to publish them (with embeds, for instance). BUT! Should you do it just because you can?
Publishing tweets augments the audience of a Twitter user. When is it proper to shine a light and publish a tweet? Are there circumstances where it is NOT OK to publish tweets? Do you notify Twitter users before  when you publish their tweets (say, when you Storify them)? Before or after?

Obviously, all your #dfmchat tweets will be published and archived, because irony.

You can check out past chats over here. If you use Tweetchat you don't have to type the hashtag.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.