@ mention (aka an @ reply)
an @mention used when a person is having a
conversation with another twitterer.
Use @ mention when referring to other twitter users.
This means the other users will be alerted of your
conversation. (can be done via phone)
You only see @ mentions if you follow both twitterers or
you are looking at another person’s tweet timeline.
RT (also known as a Retweet)
Any tweet starting with “RT” means someone is
re-tweeting some one else’s tweet.
Used to quickly share tweets by someone else that
might contain links, news or anything you think
your twitter followers will find interesting.
Any word starting with the “#” hash symbol is
known as a hash tag.
Hash tags make it easier to search and follow the
twitter conversations on specific topics
Serves as a filtering system
Common Education Hashtags include:
#edchat – General Education
#k12 – K12 Education
#edtech – Technology in Education
#ipadchat - iPads in Education
DM (aka) Direct Message)
DM’s are private messages sent from one
Twitterer to another.
You can only send a DM to a person who
follows you; they can only reply to your DM if
you also follow them.
Why Twitter in Education?
Best way to build your
Allows you to search
PEOPLE not the web
Connects you to LIKEMINDED individuals
Saves you time!
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