Let’s Make a Thing: Journal #10:
Even though Twitter is specifically for “bites” of content, users can create linked tweets called “threads” to express longer trains of thought.
For this journal exercise, either create a Twitter account for class purposes, or use an existing account that you feel comfortable using for this assignment.
Write a 10-Tweet (roughly 500 words) minimum Twitter thread OR ten seperate Tweets of your choosing using the following methods:
- Tell a story about something that happened to you (non-fiction).
- Make a micro-fiction.
- Take an old essay assignment you wrote for school and “crunch it down” into no more than 10 Tweets.
- Write a persuasive argument for a current issue (using links/media to cite sources if applicable).
You may use any visual media you like that Twitter supports–images, memes, gifs, video to accompany your thread.
Research and use relevant hashtags within your posts to promote your thread.
Screenshot the thread and post the screenshot to your Google-Doc journal with a brief paragraph reflecting on the experience. What made it different than simply writing a blog post? Did any other users interact (liking/retweeting) with it?