What is Twitter?
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Discovering Twitter, Finding "Twitterers", and Learning How to "Tweet"
Check out these resources!

The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers (Updated)
http://ht.ly/24Sru

Using Twitter to Establish Your PLN (Liz Davis & Lisa Thumann) -- Great stuff!!
http://www.slideshare.net/lisa.thumann/blc10-using-twitter-to-establish-your-personal-learning-network

Advice to Teachers New to Twitter
http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/2009/02/advice-for-teachers-new-to-twitter.html

7 Steps to a Twitter Makeover
http://thumannresources.com/2009/11/14/7-steps-to-a-twitter-makeover/

Tweets and Lists of Twitterers from Educon 2.2 (January 29-31, 2010) in Philadelphia, PA.
http://citrushightechnology.com/?p=635 or http://citrushightechnology.com/?p=649




Really, what is Twitter?


MakeUseOf.com: Complete Guide to Twitter (.pdf download)
http://www.makeuseof.com/short/manuals/twitter

Twitter Wiki for Beginners
http://ccselementarywebtools.pbworks.com/Twitter

Twitter in Plain English (March 2008 Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

Getting Started with Twitter (20 minutes screencast by Liz Davis)
http://edtechpower.blogspot.com/2008/01/getting-started-with-twitter-screencast.html

Twitter (college unit full of links) -- Dept. of Educational Technology, SanDiego State University
http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec570/spring09/activities/opd/twitter.htm

What is Twitter? (by Twitter) Great for beginners!
http://help.twitter.com/home

Twitter Support
http://help.twitter.com/portal

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

Twitter 101: Learning the Lingo
http://business.twitter.com/twitter101/learning

The Twitter Guide Book (from Mashable: The Social Media Guide)
http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/


Get TONS of Twitter Followers : http://tinyurl.com/Twitter-Lovers-Here


Finding Good "Tweeps" to Follow

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Instant PLN - Quick One-Click List of Great People to Follow
http://tweepml.org/Instant-PLN/

Twitter4Teachers Wiki
http://Twitter4Teachers.pbworks.com

Top 100 Educational Tweeters
http://www.onlinedegreeworld.com/blog/2009/top-100-edu-tweeters/

100 Featured Twits to Follow (also a longer list of people sorted by last name)
http://c4lpt.co.uk/connexions/100featured.html

10 Teachers to Follow on Twitter
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2008/12/10-teachers-to-follow-on-twitter.html

Maine's List of Tweeps
https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0At-2gxTYIbpjcElOWHhOajNYVWtEdEJqZHU0MHYzVVE&hl=en

Top ELT People to Follow on Twitter
http://burcuakyol.com/?p=87

WeFollow.com (Educators)
http://wefollow.com/tag/education

Just Tweet It & Just Tweet It Education
http://justtweetit.com & http://justtweetit.com/education/

100 Educators to Follow on Twitter
http://ithinkmedia.com/Blog/Articles/100-Educators-to-Follow-on-Twitter/

10 Ways to Find People on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/07/02/twitter-people/

Follow Friday (#followfriday)
http://mashable.com/followfri/

100 Twitter Feeds that Teach You History
http://ushistorysite.blogspot.com/2009/08/100-twitter-feeds-that-teach-you.html



Teaching and Twitter

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The Twitter Experiment--UT Dallas (video using Twitter as a backchannel and discussion tool)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WPVWDkF7U8&feature=player_embedded

10 Things Teachers Should Know to Get Started with Twitter
http://azk12.org/blog/archives/46-10-Things-Teachers-Should-Know-to-Get-Started-with-Twitter.html#extended

Effective Use of Social Media, Part 1: Twitter in the Classroom
http://www.johannesahrenfelt.com/2009/07/15/effective-use-of-social-media-part-1-twitter-in-the-classroom/

Nine Reasons to Twitter in Schools
http://www.techlearning.com/article/20298

Twitter in Education--SlideShare Presentation
http://www.slideshare.net/hopkinsdavid/twitter-in-education

Twitter for Teachers: Why You Should Start Tweeting
http://jasonrenshaw.typepad.com/jason_renshaws_web_log/2009/07/twitter-for-teachers-why-you-should-start-tweeting.html

Twitter in Schools: What does it really look like?
http://macmomma.blogspot.com/2009/07/twitter-in-schools-what-does-it-really.html

5 Terrific Twitter Research Tools
http://mashable.com/2009/05/03/twitter-research-tools/

Twitter, Teachers and the Tool
http://www.edsocialmedia.com/2009/04/twitter-teachers-and-the-tool/

College professors find Twitter a useful educational tool
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/story/880654.html

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom/

Bringing Twitter to Large College Classes (Twitter as a BackChannel Tool?!)
http://gcaspers.fts.educ.msu.edu/wp/2009/05/21/kesmit-ing-the-twitter-experiment-bringing-twitter-to-the-classroom-at-ut-dallas/

Get TONS of Twitter Followers : http://tinyurl.com/Twitter-Lovers-Here

Hashtags and Twitter Searches

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Twitter: The Hashtag Phenom--Education
http://karlanakulseth.com/?p=204

Twitter Search in Plain English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGbLWQYJ6iM&feature=player_embedded

Educational Uses of Hashtags
http://tinyurl.com/twitterhashtaguse

Validation via Twitter Hashtags
http://nancy-ehrlich.blogspot.com/2010/07/validation-through-elemchat.html

Overview Article from Chris Betcher's "Betchablog"
Finding the Needle in the Twitter Haystack
http://betch.edublogs.org/2009/05/10/hashtags-finding-the-needles-in-the-haystack/

Check out some of the following hashtags from summer conferences, institutes, etc.:
  • #MLTIcastine (Setting Sail: MLTI Summer Institute, Castine, Maine
  • #blc09 (Alan November's 2009 "Building Learning Communities, Boston, Massachusetts)
  • #twitteach (Fresh Twitter activity beginning July 28, 2009)
  • #twit4ed (Tweets during MLTI Castine Twitter session)
  • #ebec09 (Edubloggercon East Conference in Boston--prior to #BLC09)
  • #ael09 (Adobe Ed Leader Institute, San Jose, California)
  • #udsfi (University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute)
  • #necc09 (National Education Computing Conference, Washington, DC
  • #blc09 (Alan November's 2009 "Building Learning Communities, Boston, Massachusetts)
  • #OpenEd09 (Open Education Conference 2009)
  • #pfconf (Project Foundry Conference)
  • #edustat (Edustat University 2009)
  • #NJEA (New Jersey Education Association Tech Institute, Stockton College)
  • #edsocialmedia
  • #edst499k (Alek Couros' Social Networking Course; July 2009)
  • #ocp
  • #belt

*Hashtag Notes:
If you are using Twitter.com, put the hashtag (#MLTIcastine) in the Search box on the right side of the page (or click on Search).
In other Twitter applications (TweetDeck, etc.), just put the hashtag in the Search box.


Topsy Search Launches: ReTweets Are The New Currency Of The Web
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/26/topsy-search-launches-retweets-are-the-new-currency-of-the-web/
• Search Topsy for "Twitter" or "Twitter Education" or "Twitter Educators" or "Twitter Teachers"

Twitscoop
http://www.twitscoop.com/

Tweet Your Message to a Larger Audience with Hashtags
http://www.twitip.com/tweet-your-message-to-a-larger-audience-with-hashtags/

TwitGrid
http://tweetgrid.com/


Twitter Feature: Twitter Lists


Twitter Lists: How To
http://mashable.com/2009/11/02/twitter-lists-guide/

10 Ways You Can Use Twitter Lists
http://mashable.com/2009/11/04/twitter-lists-uses/

Twitter Lists and Real-Time Journalism
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/11/04/twitter.lists/index.html


Other Twitter Applications (besides Twitter.com)


TweetDeck
http://tweetdeck.com/beta/

TweetDeck Training Video
http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/tweetDeck/index.html

Twhirl
http://www.twhirl.org/

Twitterrific (Mac & iTouch/iPhone)
http://twitterrific.com/

Tweetie
http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/

Jaiku
http://www.jaiku.com/

Pownce - closed in December 2008

Seesmic: Build Your Community
http://desktop.seesmic.com/

Spaz
http://funkatron.com/spaz/

25 Twitter Apps to Help You Manage Multiple Accounts
http://mashable.com/2009/05/18/twitter-apps-manage-multiple-accounts/

Only Twitter Applications List You'll Ever Need
http://www.squidoo.com/twitterapps


Comparing Twitter Applications


Twirl vs. TweetDeck
http://mashable.com/2008/07/15/twhirl-tweetdeck-comparison/

Tweetdeck Tutorial
http://www.yourbloghelper.com/2009/01/26/how-to-use-tweetdeck/

Everything TweetDeck
http://mashable.com/tag/tweetdeck/

6 Reasons Plurk beats Twitter
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-reasons-why-plurk-beats-twitter/


Twitter Tools


Twitter Tips: The Ultimate Guide (links to many great things!!)
http://thesocialmediaguide.com.au/2009/08/20/twitter-tips-ultimate-guide/

The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools
http://thesocialmediaguide.com.au/2009/05/30/the-ultimate-list-of-twitter-tools/

10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps (Managing Your Twitter Account)
http://mashable.com/2009/06/09/organize-twitter/

Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher
http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2009/04/02/top-100-tools-for-the-twittering-teacher/

100 Tips, Apps, and Resources for Teachers on Twitter
http://onlinecollegedegree.org/2009/03/19/100-tips-apps-and-resources-for-teachers-on-twitter/

The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools
http://thesocialmediaguide.com.au/2009/05/30/the-ultimate-list-of-twitter-tools/

Twittin Secrets: 100 Twitter Tips
http://twittinsecrets.com/

50 Twitter Power Tips
http://committedsardine.com/blogpost.cfm?blogID=1256


General Twitter Resources


The Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/03/the-ultimate-guide-for-everything-twitter/

Kelly Hines' Twitter Links on Diigo
http://www.diigo.com/user/kellyhines/twitter

Twitter Ideas: A Guide for Newbies and Skeptics
http://sreetips.tumblr.com/post/87435969/twitter

Twitter Pack: Twitter Tools
http://twitterpacks.pbworks.com/Twitter+Tools

Twitter for Teachers Slideshow
http://www.slideshare.net/dragonsinger/twitter-for-teachers-1579614

How to Build Your Personal Brand on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/05/20/twitter-personal-brand/



Games & Other Cool Stuff


Twitter Games


5 New Twitter Games
http://mashable.com/2009/07/12/new-twitter-games/

Twitter Trivia
http://triviaontwitter.com/how

Tweeght: Popular Quotes and Thoughts Shared on Twitter
http://tweeght.com/
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Other Cool Stuff


Read a Twitter Stream as a Daily Newspaper ("Cool")
http://networkedblogs.com/3bI1k or http://paper.li/

Tweetake.com: Backup Your Twitterings
http://tweetake.com/

TweetPsych
http://tweetpsych.com/

Twitter Stream Graph
http://www.neoformix.com/Projects/TwitterStreamGraphs/view.php

Twitter Visualizations
http://visibletweets.com/

TrendsMap: Real Time Local Twitter Trends
http://trendsmap.com/
(Twitter and Google Maps Mashup)

Flickr2Twitter (Tweet from your Flickr account)
http://www.flickr.com/services/twitter/

TwitterVision 3D
http://beta.twittervision.com/?mode=3d

Bubble Tweet (video bubbles on Twitter)
http://www.bubbletweet.com/index.php

Twitcam: Stream Live on Twitter
http://twitcam.com/

YouTube: The New TwitPic of Video
http://mashable.com/2009/06/11/youtube-video-sharing-twitter/

5 Ways to Share Images on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/05/19/twitter-share-images/

YFrog: Sharing Your Images and Video on Twitter
http://yfrog.com/

TwitGoo: Pictures in your Tweets
http://twitgoo.com/

10 Ways to Share Music on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/05/29/twitter-music/

Twt.fm: Share Music on Twitter
http://twt.fm/

TwtPoll: A Twitter Survey Application
http://twtpoll.com

5 Ways to Get Your Questions Answered on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/04/21/twitter-questions-answers/

Twitter Notes Wordle
http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/942553/Twitter_Notes

5 Impressive Mashups of Twitter and Flickr
http://mashable.com/2009/05/11/twitter-flickr-mashups/

How to Start a Petition on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2009/07/21/twitter-petitions/

Twittascope (Daily Horoscope via Twitter)
http://twittascope.com/twittascope/?sign=1


15 Ways to Track Twitter Trends
http://mashable.com/2009/04/04/twitter-trends/

Twitter Traffic
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/14/for-techcrunch-twitter-traffic-a-statistical-breakdown/

TwitterFox (Firefox Add-on)
http://twitterfox.net/

Twitter Background Check
http://twtbg.me/

3D Rotating Twitter Cloud
http://www.outwit.me/twitter-cloud/cloud.php?w=&u=21stcentskills&m=40&action=Refresh

Visible Tweets.com (put in hashtag--great for screensaver, etc.)
http://visibletweets.com

Twitdom (List of Twitter Applications)
http://twitdom.com/twitter-applications-list/

Flickr Twitter Beta
http://twitthis.com/dpcbs2

TwitterFall -- Keep up with news and trends at TwitterFall.com
http://twitterfall.com/

Twitter Gifts, Etc.
http://www.zazzle.com

Twitter Opera & Top 5 Twitter Songs -- Now We Have Seen Everything
http://mashable.com/2009/08/12/twitter-opera/

Twitter 101 For Business



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