Follow Andrea here-https://twitter.com/andreasoldier
What are your duties at your job and do you use twitter as a tool for your job?
I’m editor of the Gloucester Daily Times and Cape Ann magazine. I also handle most of the social media for both publications. The facebook accounts for both publications are linked to Twitter, so I can try and multitask ( I can Ryan saying "No, no, NO" right now.)
But I retweet stuff I think will be interest to readers — Facebook followers miss out on that.
Also when breaking news happens, I tweet about it first, then post on facebook when I have enough to put together something more substantial.
Why do you think you are follow worthy on Twitter?
By searching for #CapeAnn, #GloucesterMA, #RockportMA, #EssexMA or #ManchesterMA you can find out the news that’s important to you as a resident of these communities. I don’t tweet everything, but if anything is trending on gloucestertimes.com, I usually post it.
What types of tweets or twitter user drive you up a wall?
Spammers who use @GDTnews to get my attention for viagra sales, weight-loss gimmicks, etc.
Who are some of your favorite twitter users?
Work-related: @Joey_C, @DscvrGlstr, @VisitEssexMA, @AP (Associated Press), @kidsns and Steve@alertnewengland, a scanner junkie who tweets the latest on the police front.
For fun: @FranJurga and @HoofcareJournal, both by Gloucester resident Fran Jurga who blogs about equestrian news and horse-related hoof care; @goodreads for the latest on new books
Do you have a website you would like to promote?
Of course, gloucestertimes.com!