Thursday, September 17, 2009

Twitter Class a Sucess

Stuart Grooby, Web manager for the City of Santa Clara, taught another excellent, free computer class, Tuesday at the library on Twitter. Twitter is the free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables users to send and receive 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.

Students learned about following and tweeting, setting up accounts and how to manage their accounts. The City of Santa Clara has a Twitter account. Visit it and become a follower.

Here are some additional links that are useful to Twitter users mentioned in the class:
Twitter help page
Here you can find an online video that reviews the basics of Twitter and other short videos about RSS, Facebook, social bookmarking and more.

If you are looking for apps, or applications, to improve your Twitter account try these:

Improve your company's marketing strategies using Twitter. Read more with these books from the library:

Twitter means business: how microblogging can help or hurt your company by Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Twitter power: how to dominate your market one tweet at a time by Joel Comm

posted by mb