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SXSW Interactive 2014

How Twitter Humorists Landed Sweet Real World Gigs

The hilarious tweets written by funny people Megan Amram @meganamram, Jenny Johnson @JennyJohnsonHi5 and Josh Hara @yoyoha have not only attracted hundreds of thousands of followers, they've also landed these social media savants legit employment in television, publishing and marketing. In this session, Mashable Editorial Director Matt Silverman will lead a fun (and funny) discussion on how these three social media celebrities were able to showcase their talents through Twitter, create impressive followings that make "real" celebs jealous, earn the praise of major media outlets like Time, The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone, and ultimately land dream jobs that embrace their 140-character humor and charm.

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Takeaways

  1. Why is Twitter a great outlet for humorists to showcase their talent?
  2. What does it take to attract hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter?
  3. How can you turn your Twitter page into an audition or a job interview?
  4. What makes a tweet funny? What compels people to retweet?
  5. How will humorists use Twitter in the future?

Speakers

  • Josh Hara, Social Media Strategist/Humorist, Resource
  • Matt Silverman, Editorial Director, Mashable
  • Megan Amram, Writer, Writer
  • Jenny Johnson, Writer, Writer

Organizer

Kristyn Wilson, Media Relations, Resource

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social and Relationships
  • Level: Beginning
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