24 November 2009

Media Monday

I didn't have any blogging creativity on Friday, thus no blog.

The creativity is not flowing today, but I will try my best.

This week: TWITTER

It seems like everyone these days has a twitter. If you don't have one now, you will eventually give in and tweet.
For a lot of people TWITTER is unknown territory. What is a tweet? Is a hashtag something you eat? Why have we reduced our lives to 140 characters?
Here is the Twitter language as define by Wikipedia, twitter wiki(wiki's will be explained in a later session), wepodedia.
Twitter: is a free social networking and micro-blogging 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.
@lmwilliams: I really love Thanksgiving!
Retweet: Abbreviated as RT, shows  you are tweeting content that has been posted by another user. Example RT@lmwilliams2009
How it would look on twitter:
@yourname: RT @lmwilliams2009 I really love Thanksgiving!

Hashtag: This one I'm going to define myself. Basically it is a way of grouping certain subjects or topics. It is the number sign followed by your topic of discussion. Example #laurensblog.
A more clear example of how that would look would be:
@yourname: I read Lauren's blog and it was very informatative #laurensblog.
This "hashtag" becomes a link that you can click and it will come to link that will show others who have added that hashtag in their tweet.

These are the basics of twitter. There are so many things you can do with a twitter. You can use it as advertising for your blog, let people know how your day is going, share a favorite link or recipe, even update people on upcoming events and shorter bible verses. They are great for bloggers, groups, businesses, even churches and pastors.
If you are interested you can sign up at Twitter
If you have any questions you can click here to email me!
Last but not least, here is a little hint to help you if you want to put a long link in a very short 140 character space.
Twitter has come up with this nifty little think that shortens urls (links to websites). All you have to do is go to bit.ly  and enter the url.
Hope this helps! Please comment about future media blogs!

God Bless,
Lauren aka lmwilliams2009.twitter.com

1 comment:

  1. Now I am officially following your blog and your Tweets. I think Lincolnites are slow on Tweeter....my college going nephew had never heard of it until I told him. Now that is sad! Or maybe that just shows you how a 57 yr old can catch on to new things and a 22 yr old gets stuck on what they know???!!!
    Anyway....great blog!