Send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category
because... [add reason here].
Some categories honor the best photos, videos or links, rather than people. For those
categories, use a URL instead of a Twitter name, like this: I nominate
http://instagram.com/example for a Shorty Award in #category because... [add reason
Be creative with the reason. A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be
You can make up your own categories by changing the hashtag.
Certain categories have special rules or different ways of voting. Check each category page
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence develops and implements extensive public health and safety programs and utilizes the courts to reduce gun violence. Through our Legal Action Project, we represent victims of gun violence in cases against irresponsible gun sellers and owners. Through our public health and safety programs, we inspire safer attitudes and behaviors around the 300 million guns already in our homes and communities and new gun purchases taking place every day.
Twitter has improved the spread of news and information and has made it easier to disseminate information to the masses.
What's your best tweet?
It's impossible to pick just one. Any tweet that ends up receiving a lot of engagement is a good one.
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
The Brady Center uses social media to help disseminate information wildly, whether it be reports/graphics done in house or media done by other organizations that help further Brady's goals to increase background checks, prevent gun violence, and make America safer. We also use social media to engage the American public and help create a dialogue across platforms.
Our use is unique because of how we are able to engage with the public through cross platforms and succeed in driving traffic to both our Facebook and Twitter pages.