Twitter -

What is Twitter and why in the world would I want to use it?

What is it?

  • Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. Possibilities are endless!

How do I use it?

  • Tell us what you're doing in 140 characters or less! Send your thoughts, observations, and goings-on in your day. Whether you're "eating an apple" or "looking foward to the weekend" or "Heading out of town" it's twitter-worthy. Join us here. All of your personal information including your phone number is, of course, confidential.

But... what is the point?

  • As it turns out, your best friend is probably interested in knowing if you're "loving the new Radiohead album." And yes, your Mom may want to know if you're "skipping breakfast in favor of a latte." You might want to know if your significant other "feels like taking a roadtrip." Find out what your friends are doing; keep each other abreast of your quotidian rituals.

Why in the world would I want to Twitter?

  • Think about the possibilities... You are a 4th grade teacher. You follow other 4th grade teachers in this district and in other districts using Twitter. You are looking for a cool science lesson. You hop on Twitter, send out a request and Wham! Before you can say Totally Tubular Tweets Batman! You have your lesson.

3rd Party Applications for Twitter

Skip's links for Twitter