Twitter Research Feed
50 points  

ACCOUNT CREATION (10 points) 

Using a Twitter   account, create a research feed that will enable you to track data on your topic on a regular, daily basis.

 DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL TWITTER ACCOUNT; CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT JUST FOR YOUR TOPIC

DATA TRACKING (20 points)  

  • Follow @comp_two which is our English 20803 Twitter account.

  • Follow at least 20 other Twitter accounts relevant to your topic. Follow government agencies, think tanks, reliable, non-politicized journals, newspapers, think tanks, and individual reporters, scholars, or scientists who are actively releasing information on your topic regularly.

  • Re-tweet at least 10 of the tweets that come into your feed on your topic, with appropriate hashtags, for example #blacklivesmatter or #concussions .

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DATA DISSEMINATION (20 points) 

  • Make at least 10 content-rich tweets or retweets that share sources, links, graphics, or your informed opinions on your topic. Consider sharing links to sources you have cited in classical or warrant-based arguments.

 

  • Identify and use the top hashtags (example:#taxreform )  on your topic to route 10 of your tweets to a large audience that is already interested in your topic. 

 

  • Upload (as a photo)/tweet 2 images from your graphics bank, with a short message and a hashtag to route it to a larger interested audience. (This can count as one of the previous hashtag tweets.

 

  • Maintain your Twitter feed for the remainder of the semester, posting a few more tweets as you encounter more research on your own, with appropriate hashtags.

 

  • When you are ready for your account to be graded,  send a message via Twitter to @comp_two requesting your grade.

 

Research Feed Checklist/rubric

(50 points total)

_____account creation, appropriately named for your topic

_____follow @comp_twohttps://twitter.com/CompTwo

_____20 relevant follows

_____10 content-rich tweets or retweets

_____5 hashtagged re-tweets

_____2 graphics bank tweets 

_____message to @comp_two requesting research feed grade