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#THATintern: The Twittern

The Twittern is the self-proclaimed office expert when it comes to social media. That intern always keeps tweets under 120 characters for easy RT-ing, dreams up ironic hashtags and religiously tracks traffic on (OMG, 13 people just read that intern's latest blog post about how no one in this office understands the greatness of Twitter). That intern is also not afraid to use company time to pick fights with random strangers in the Twitterverse.

The Twittern has hundreds of followers who care deeply about what that intern has to say about anything and everything: If only that intern's co-workers were as entranced.

(Hat tip to Andrew Katz, a recent University of Maryland grad who coined the term “twittern” last summer.)

About #THATintern: Every intern class has “that intern” — as in,“Don’t be that intern.” Each day I introduce you to one of them. Share your ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #THATintern. And check out our Intern City page, too.

Jenna Johnson is a political reporter who is covering the 2016 presidential campaign.


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