Hm? I’m sure you’ve heard a few comments along those lines.
Of course with close on 18m users, Twitter is not short of fans or champions, but a Media and Marketing magazine called The Drum is now charging to defend Twitter as well, with an awards scheme set up to showcase the most insightful Twitterers and the best tweets. It’s called the Golden Twits Awards.
I’m behind the ethos of the awards – rewarding those great Tweeters who make the whole affair more fun, but the PR around it is ever so slightly patronising…
The publisher of The Drum magazine, Gordon Young said, “The awards will recognise the fact that, despite the character limit, Twitter is being used by people in increasingly sophisticated ways.”
You don’t say.
Anyway…entry is free and not difficult: provide a link to your Twitter stream and give a few short (140 character) statements on why you tweet, why you think you deserve an award, and what you think you have achieved by tweeting.
You get a finger buffet in November if you’re nominated – and if that’s not a good reason to go for it, I don’t know what is. Winners of course can lay claim to the title of Golden Twit and there are multiple categories, which increases your chances.
Entry is free and the application form is here. The entry deadline is October 22.