Twitter is a social networking tool that allows users to connect to a real-time information network and build a professional learning community (PLN).

Why use it?

  • To connect to a global communication network
  • To share interesting ideas and resources
  • To collaborate and network with other professionals
Things You'll Need
  • An Internet connection.

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    Go to Twitter.

  2. 2

    Sign up for a free account.

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    You will have to complete the start-up steps on the screen before tweeting can begin.

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    From the Twitter homepage, , you can tweet content using 140 characters or less by typing in the 'What's happening?' box, then clicking the 'Tweet' button.

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    To delete a tweet you posted, click on the 'Delete' trash icon underneath the tweet. A pop-up menu will appear to confirm this action. Click the delete button.

  • It is important to go into the settings, in the top right corner, to customize your Twitter account. Cutomization of your account may include:

    • security and privacy
    • notifications
    • profile information
    • design
  • Twitter uses the hashtag symbol # before a keyword, phrase or topic. This helps others on Twitter easily search relevant information. The hashtag can occur anywhere in the message.



  • The use of URL shorteners are used in Twitter to help people post website links within the 140 character limit. Listed below are tools that will shorten URLs.

  • Create a strong password to avoid Twitter spam in your account.

  • Tweets can only be 140 characters or less.

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