It’s an art, communicating in 140 characters. We’ve all been there, where you type out your tweet, getting the message across just right and it ends up being over the 140 character limit! Now there’s a choice to be made in the editing, stay true to proper grade school grammar or go with Twitter slang. It’s so tempting to change the “for” to 4, “to” to 2. And let’s not forget “our” to R.
Finally after a few minutes we have managed to fit the tweet into the 140 character limit and the message is complete and understood. All that work just to get a simple tweet out. Was it worth it?
Well, what if we made it worth it?
Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job via Twitter? How about popping the question within 140 characters? Just how creative have you gotten with your Tweets? What if, instead of just getting your message across you were able to Tweet for a good cause AND win a MacBook Pro?
The National Canine Cancer Foundation has made that possible! The NCCF has created a Tweet writing contest to challenge you to “Write the Perfect Tweet” while giving you a chance to win a prize.
The contest has several categories to challenge you to “Write the Perfect Tweet” in relationship to the subject. You pick the category you want to write and then submit it for a chance to win some great prizes and help fund canine Cancer research.
The categories are:
- Write the Perfect Tweet for quitting your job.
- Write the Perfect Tweet for raising money for canine Cancer.
- Write the Perfect Tweet for a marriage proposal.
- Write the Perfect Tweet for telling your kids there is no Santa.
You can enter as many “Perfect Tweets” as you want. The cost to enter a tweet in the contest is $5.00 for each time you submit a new tweet. The $5.00 goes to the National Canine Cancer Foundation to fund canine Cancer research. Many of the contest partners have also created a way to enter for free also!
Get creative and go to www.perfecttweet.com!
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating Cancer as a major health problem in dogs by funding grants for the scientific efforts of Cancer researchers who are working to save lives, find a cure, find better treatments, find more accurate, cost effective, diagnostic methods in dealing with Cancer, and diminishing dogs’ suffering from Cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Find out more about the Foundation on www.wearethecure.org.