As I was going through the interview process in March with the American Hereford Association (AHA) I was asked the question, ‘Do you know how to use Twitter?’. I hestiated and replied that I didn’t have any experience using Twitter, but I planned on creating a personal account so I could learn before I started the internship – if I was selected. Well, the AHA hired me and three weeks into my internship I still hadn’t created a Twitter account. I quite honestly had forgotten all about it and Twitter scared me. It had always seemed so confusing.
Part of my duties as the AHA intern is to manage the social media for the National Junior Hereford Associaiton (NJHA). I had been updating statuses and posting photos on the NJHA Facebook account everyday, but pretended to forget that Twitter was part of the job description. Until two weeks ago when my boss, Amy, said we really needed to post something on Twitter. (I now know this is called tweeting!) So to avoid embarrasing the NJHA, I went home after work and created that personal account so I could make my mistakes under my own name. Thank goodness there is a delete option! Now that I have the hastags figured out and am dealing with the 140 character limitation, I enjoy Twitter. It’s where I get all of my beef industry information. Now I am in charge of the NJHA Twitter feed and am doing my best to keep it updated. I am also proud to say that Africa Agribusiness is following the NJHA – we’ve gone global!
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