TSG Seeks Questions for Twitter Trivia
by TSG on Wed, January 12th, 2011 at 10:00 am
Twitter Trivia is always at its best when I can use questions from you. Sure, you guys are the ones to answer the questions, but you can also be the ones asking them. Just Email questions to me and you could very well see them used – if they do, you get 100 Swag Bucks. Here’s everything you need to get your question into Twitter Trivia:
1. Give the question 3-4 parts
If there’s one thing I know about Swaggernauts it’s that you’re quick to answer questions. Because of that, it always makes it more challenging to have multi-part questions. Make sure your questions have at least three parts parts.
So instead of: “What were the three ships Christopher Columbus used to sail to the new world?”
You might ask: “What were the three ships Christopher Columbus used to sail to the new world? What year did they leave? What year did they return? Who commissioned the trip?”
(Keep in mind that I may edit your questions down – after all, I only get 140 characters to ask them!)
2. INCLUDE THE ANSWERS IN YOUR EMAIL!
I won’t ask your questions if I don’t have the accompanying answers – how would I know if anybody got it right?
3. DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!
This is a biggie. I know we all love Wikipedia
, but the truth is that since their info can be edited by anyone it isn’t the most reliable, so even if that’s a starting point for you, find another reputable source to back you up. Just include a link in your email to your source(s). To repeat – DON’T USE WIKIPEDIA AS A SOURCE. Whatever site(s) you do use, please include them in your email so I can verify the answer.
This may seem like a lot of work but it really isn’t, and remember that if I use your question I’ll hook you up with 100 Swag Bucks – that’s well worth the 5 minutes of research you’ll have to do, right?
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with, and remember, although I might not use your submission the week you send it, I frequently look through older submissions. If you’re having trouble thinking of a question, maybe look for something that happened this day in history, or something related to the month. I know you’ve got it in you to be a regular Alex Trebek!