Today, as an online editor, I happily tweet news about Rotary projects and the broad scope of work being undertaken across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Each day RDU receives a daily news feed of articles written by online journalists across the region. We then extend your local news into bite size stories that consolidates the magnitude of ‘newsworthy’ projects undertaken by Rotarians Down Under. By using # Hashtags in front of words, they appear in newstreams based around topics being generated on a global scale. Think #aid, #fundraising, #polio #humanitarian, #socialgood, #rotaryconnect #riconvention, #ricon13, #peace and #charity.
RDU on Twitter now reaches over 214,000 people with these stories as Rotary International kindly shares many of our stories with their broad network of over 199,000 Rotarians who now also use Twitter.
RDU also directly follows and re-tweets relevant stories emanating out of Rotary Clubs and Districts across our region. We also share news from our global research and community partners each day (including, Rotary International, Shelterbox, Australian Rotary Health, Rotary Australia World Community Service, Rotaract, Gates Health and End Polio Now).
RDU’s most re-tweeted stories in April include:
Hervey Bay Boat Club gives another $30,000 to #flood victims with help from @Rotary Club Hervey Bay Sunrise [link: shar.es/YQ7Nq]
Big thanks to #Dulux for donating $15,000 of paint for @Rotary South #Toowoomba project @Grantham Butter Factor [ lnk: tinyurl.com/car7gdz]
Each Twitter story runs through the home page on the RDU website (accessible from your tablet and mobile) and includes a link to the original story created by the media. So why not stay across the news from our region, follow us and we’ll add your Club or District news to our list of friends, and collectively share all the great work that is going on!
Twitter is a great way to engage with others and share stories, ideas, pictures and news in real time. If you’re new to Twitter watch what others do, and then find your own voice to contribute, engage and share. The essence is to express one idea in 140 characters or less.
Article by Ellissa Nolan
Marketing and Online Manager
Rotary Down Under
Updated: 11 June 2013