Thursday, May 08, 2008

Twitterific!




I use twitter to keep an eye on what some of my friends and colleagues are upto in education. maybe some of you kids might want to try it out and suggest how it could be used for school...

http://twitter.com/home

14 comments:

gnome said...

what exactly is this twitter contraption?

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

From wikipedia:

"Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email."

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

hamilTron said...

I liked it how gnome and im a room5ian ask and answered each others question.
shotties

HamilTRON

the unknown said...

cool.
but i need to know more.
that would help.

hamilTron said...

same as the unknown

Neina-Marie said...

I would if I could go on twitter. But, since most of the stuff we have at home is japanese, the computer likes to show things in Japanese too! Pity my step-Mum can't just read english like the other 75% of the household.

Cheetahlicious said...

We could use it with the New Jersey friends.
Well if we joined and they did too.

MrWoody said...

good idea, cheetalicious. and imaroom5ian could have one, and room9 and those other kids who call themselves room5ians, and any other class or teacher that reads our blog...

mudpies02 said...

We haven't seen our New Jersey friends in a while....

Sorry! Off topic!!

kitty milo said...

that sounds quite like bebo and myspace and sites like that. here is some more information on twitter:
Origin:

Twitter began as a research and development project inside San Francisco start-up company Obvious, LLC in March 2006. It was initially used internally by the company, and officially launched in October 2006.[2]
* Many organizations (such as the Los Angeles Fire Department[5]) have embraced the technology and put it to use in situations such as the October 2007 California wildfires.
* Higher education is also using the technology to relay important information to students in a more timely manner. Such is the case with The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering.[6]
* Several U.S. presidential campaigns use Twitter as a publicity mechanism, including those of Ron Paul,[7] John Edwards,[8] Barack Obama,[9] and Hillary Clinton.[10]
* Media outlets such as CNN[11] have also started using Twitter to break news.
* The most recent Twitter newsletter announced that Academy award winner Diablo Cody is a user of twitter.
* Editor-at-Large of Star magazine, Julia Allison, maintains a Twitter account.[12]
* Most people connected to TWIT, or MacBreak use it. (Usually referred to as the twitter)

I din't know that Hillary Clinton used twitter! or Barack Obama.
thats just some of the information but more on this website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter=]
bye

MrWoody said...

so who wants to join twitter

MrWoody said...

http://www.twitter.com/

kitty milo said...

we can't join because it's for age 13+! Dumb aye?