Creating Journalists at Emmanuel College

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If a tweet looks too good to be true, grab a screenshot NOW

Adding to my list of advice for digital journalists: in addition to “always have your camera,” make sure you always grab a screenshot when a Tweet looks too good to be true!

The Buttry Diary

Thanks to conservative Texas Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick for this illustration of why you should edit tweets with rigor:

Here’s what Patrick meant to tweet:

If you go to the original tweet now, though, here’s what you see:

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One comment on “If a tweet looks too good to be true, grab a screenshot NOW

  1. Steve Buttry
    February 27, 2014

    You’d better tweet a photo when you finish that pillow!

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