Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thing #19

Time for Twitter!

According to Wikipedia, Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.

Twitter is a great tool to update information in a concise format since the user is only allowed up to 140 characters in each post. When you follow another person, their updates are posted onto your home page. This is a convenient and efficient way to quickly get up-to-date information.

Libraries and educators in the schools can use this tool by creating profiles and following other libraries, authors, and educators. The teachers in your school can follow the school library Twitter page and be up-to-date on the happenings in the library such as changes in the library schedule, new books, author visits, etc.

Let your library Tweets be heard!

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