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 Issue # 67 May 2009 
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  • Introducing Twitter
    by Rochelle Helms
    May 2009

    I'm sure by now you have heard of Twitter. The micro-blogging site has been highlighted on Oprah, Larry King, CNN and many other places. I plan on introducing you to Twitter in this article. I was introduced to Twitter by one of our technicians, Michelle, a few months ago.

    It's a great tool to update all of your social networking sites at once. (I.e. Facebook, Myspace, Flickr, blogs, etc.) Click the previous link to learn what micro-blogging is all about. 

    When you have someone on your list that you want to get updates from, it is called following.

    I use Twitter to:

  • Follow friends so I can read what is happening in their lives
  • Follow interesting people...some that make me laugh with their ideas and their take on life
  • Follow my local newspaper...I receive breaking news as it happens
  • Follow people in the technical field who provide information relevant to what I am interested in. Like TechCrunch
  • Follow The Onion for comedy
      So, I can see that my best friend is asking if we can get together for lunch at the very same location as I get local breaking news! I don't have to go to several programs and sites to find all the information I am looking for, I find it all on my Twitter.

      Here is a great link for Twitter beginners. Twitter Tutorial for Beginners 

      Here's a blog full of basic information on Twitter and what everything means. Twitter Beginners Guide

      Once you get a little better you can use tools like a power search. Twitter Power Search

       Anything and anyone you are interested in are more than likely found on Twitter. You can follow Oprah. Or get headlines from CNN.

      Did you know a shrimp's heart is in its head? You would if you followed Strange Facts

      The possibilities are endless. I don't want to overwhelm you with so much information that it gets overcomplicated. So start clicking and see what all the hype is all about!

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