"Climate Progress milestone: 10,000 Twitter followers"
Why you should join them
How tweet it is. To follow Climate Progress on Twitter, click here.
But why should you follow this blog on twitter? Two reasons:
- It’s a modern, portable version of a news teletype.
- Your (online) neighbors are doing it!
Let me elaborate:
1. It’s like a modern news teletype. Some may think Twitter is only for dishing out 140 characters of trivial information to the kind of people who are interested in what Ashton Kutcher had for lunch. But in fact, for a blog, Twitter is more akin to an old fashioned “teleprinter (teletypewriter, Teletype or TTY),” which for much of the second half of the 20th century was a must-have in newsrooms and anywhere else that wanted to keep up with the latest breaking news.
As Climate Progress articles are posted, Twitter followers get the headline plus a TinyUrl to access the whole piece. Since the next several months will likely to see lots of breaking news on the EPA, the disinformers, and clean energy, you’ll get the news delivered immediately to you ahead of everyone else. Not only won’t this cost you a penny, it’s surely a lot better than this ever was:
2. Your (online) neighbors are already following Climate Progress on Twitter! Since going on Twitter in April 2009 (see “How tweet it is“) I have amassed over 10,000 followers (as of today), which I’m told is a lot. I’m also told that latest behavioral psychology research says the best way to persuade people to adopt a certain behavior is to make sure they know that their neighbors and people are doing it. Well, they are. All the time. Do they know something you don’t? Do they also have more compact fluorescent light bulbs and a bigger solar PV system and a smaller carbon footprint than you? Get with it, readers.
Plus, it is just possible that this year, finally, there will be actual tweeting from ClimateProgress separate from the posts.
To follow Climate Progress on Twitter, click here. Do it for your kids.
Of course, you can still do it the “old”-fashioned way, with my RSS feed, where you get the previous 24 hours’ posts delivered to your inbox “” click here. Or visit the site a couple times a day. Or make Climate Progress your homepage!