#captionTHIS Advocacy Toolkit
A TweetKit for those new to the #captionTHIS Movement
Written by Charity Sanders (@charsan14)
The #captionTHIS movement is an important grassroots movement taking place now on Twitter. To learn more, check out this video explaining the #captionTHIS campaign, created by Adam Jarashow (@sirLevis) and Megan Malzkuhn (@megmalz). There are also many blogs and vlogs about #captionTHIS being shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The goal of this TweetKit is to provide guidelines and suggestions to those new to Twitter, where most of the dialogue surrounding the #captionTHIS movement is taking place. The overall goal of the #captionTHIS campaign is to:
Here’s how you can get started: Set up a Twitter account. Twitter is an ultra-simple social networking tool that you use to tweet messages that are under 140 characters.
@ means sending a tweet to someone. If you want to communicate with CBS, use Google or Twitter Search to find their Twitter feed: @CBS, for example.
# means a topic you are trending / following. Our movement is #captionTHIS. Include #captionTHIS in all your tweets.
RT means “Retweet” to your circle of Twitter followers. You can RT any message you like, or want to spread the word about.
The primary goals for your tweets should be to: