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The On Ramp

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 Issue # 67 May 2009 
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  • Greetings from the Edi...
  • May is Special
  • Introducing Twitter
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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. http://twitter.com/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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