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According to Digital Trends:
Twitter has become a global phenomenon with people of all ages. It was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched to the public in July of 2006. The popular Web site is a social and micro-blogging service that allows users to post their latest updates in 140 characters or less. It is essentially massing texting via a Web site. To “tweet” is probably one the simplest thing you can do—all you need is a Twitter account and you are on your way.”


If you are new to tweeting or want a refresher, there are several sources of help. Go to http://twitter.com/. The login/sign in is in the upper right hand corner. Here you will have an opportunity to put in your email address to confirm your account and/or reset your password. See links below for Twitter help. The wikihowto has a short video.

Twitter links


http://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/
The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers on Edudemic, Connecting Education and Technology

http://onceateacher.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/a-teachers-guide-to-twitter/
A Teacher's Guide to Twitter

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Twitter
Great how to guide with a short step by step video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvVg8PtaGWs
Moving up the food chain……Twitter: Top Twitter Tools Exposed & Explained at Lightning Speed! By ZebOlsen. This 6-minute video on Tweet tools, tricks and strategies to maximize your time and tweeter usage: Hastags.org, Ping.fm, Hootsuite, Tweet Later, Tweet Deck (http:tweetdeck.com), Twitter Local, Twollo

http://twitter.pbworks.com/Hashtags
Intoduction to hashtags

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/twitter-hashtags/9419/--
Ultimate Guide to Twitter hashtags

http://blog.twitter.com/
Twitter's blog.