It’s time for #TFC12, baby!
I’ve been invited to be one of several judges for this year’s Twitter Fight Club tournament, so I felt it only fitting to outline what I see as my judging criteria for contestants in my bracket quadrant.
1. Quality of arguments – First and foremost, the quality of arguments will hold the highest priority, with an emphasis on original thought, clear logic, and the significance of what is tweeted.
2. Depth of knowledge – Provision of concise supporting material, addressing counter-arguments and alternative points of view, and demonstrating general depth and breadth of subject matter understanding.
3. Interaction – Interaction with followers, other #TFC12 competitors, judges, and – particularly – critics of your tweets/arguments. Audience participation encouraged!
4. Humour & style– Getting your message across in a way that captures attention and suits the medium. Points for snark, wit, fine prose, clever ‘hooks’, elegance/endearing brashness of style, or any combination therein.
I will not be taking into account the number of followers a competitor has. Whilst I appreciate the impact of followers on the ability to disseminate your arguments and opinions, the ‘public poll’ portion of #TFC12 accounts for this. Fellow judge (for another bracket) Rebecca Johnson sums up some other bits and pieces quite nicely, here. Also, for those of you that are new here, this is my personal blog wherein I look at beer, travel, small arms, and whatever else I damn well please. You can see some of my more ‘serious’ content at Security Scholar.
As you’ve no doubt gathered by now, I will be using the hashtag ‘#TFC12’ for relevant tweets. I encourage competitors to do the same, where relevant. You can find me on Twitter here.
As they say*, one mind, any weapon: Twitter. Fight well!
*They do not say this.