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DEFINITION OF TOOL• Twitter is online social networking service• Enable user to send and read text-based up to 140 characters =“tweets”• User can tweet & update profile via : website Smartphones Short message service(SMS)• Twitter has been compared to a web-based Internet Relay Chat (IRC)client. In a 2009 Time essay, technology author Steven Johnsondescribed the basic mechanics of Twitter as "remarkably simple".
INVENTORJack Dorsey (born in November 19, 1976) is an American webdevelopment and businessman widely known as the creator ofTwitter and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobilepayments company. In 2008, he was named to the MITTechnology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in theworld under the ages of 35.
ADVANTAGES OF USING THE TWITTER1. Twitter Offers Free Widgets and AppsWith a flexible selection of free widgets and mini-applications available, it’seasy to embed a link to your Twitter feed (or even a subset of the feed itself)into your personal or company web site.2. Twitter is Easy to UseTwitter limits its updates to 140 characters, so there’s no need (ortemptation) to launch into long-winded prose or to over-explain yourthought. There is only one main screen, so you never have to search aroundfor what you’re looking for.3. Twitter is Easy to JoinIt takes less than a minute to create an account with Twitter and start“tweeting.” The rules of the game are pretty straightforward. Registration isinstant, and there is no need to follow up with a confirmation email.
WAYS OF USING IN TEACHING AND LEARNING1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments.One of the simplest ways that teachers can use Twitter in theirclassroom involves setting up a feed dedicated exclusively to duedates, tests or quizzes.2. Provide the class with a running news feed.Subscribe to different mainstream and independent news feeds withdifferent biases as a way to compare and contrast how differentperspectives interpret current events and issues.3. Create a career list.Set up an interesting assignment requesting that students set up Twitterlists following feeds relevant to their career goals and keep a dailyjournal on any trends that crop up along the way
4. Track memes.As inane as Justin Bieber’s popularity is, at least an educationalopportunity lurks around the corner. Instructors concerned withcommunication and sociology issues can easily find a number ofdifferent lessons on how ideas and fads spread throughout differentmedia sources.5. Coordinate assignments.Rather than keeping up with an e-mail train, students can use Twitter tocollaborate on different projects and keep a quick reference on anychanges.6. Track a hash tag.More ambitious educators may want to incorporate Twitter in lessonsthat track hash tags for another interesting lesson in how trends spreadand the various ways in which people use social media to communicateideas.WAYS OF USING IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
7. Connect with the community.Partner up with local government or charitable organizations and useTwitter to reach a broad audience discussing the latest cultural oreducational events in the area and encourage others in the communityto attend.9. Write a story or poem.Many writers and poets have experimented with Twitter’s 140-characterformat to bring new, serialized works in small chunks to attention-divided audiences. Some educators may like the idea of asking theirstudents to apply their creative writing skills to a restrictive socialmedia outlet.10. Live tweet field trips.Sick kids or paranoid parents may like the idea of following along withclass field trips on Twitter, and smart phone-enabled teachers can keepthem engaged with pictures and descriptions of the lessons learned.WAYS OF USING IN TEACHING AND LEARNING