version edited for Postcode Stories 2011 Twitter and TwitpicTwitter is a short message communicationtool offering a mixture of micro-blogging andsocial networking, where you can tell peoplewhat you’re up to, ﬁnd out information, You can think of twitter like:and join in conversations a virtual open plan ofﬁce space - formal and informal conversation and interaction mixed together;You can use it to send your own short messages muse aloud and see who responds; overhear other(tweets) which will be seen by people who follow conversations, learn insights, get to know people, and ﬁndyou, and to follow people / topics / conversation opportunities to network and ﬁnd work.threads, or to send private messages. a digital newswire - giving you the news that matters to you and the people you follow, as it happens.Getting started:1)Sign up at www.twitter.com and edit your settingsto include a bit about you.2) ﬁnd people to follow - if you already knowsomeone using Twitter, put their name in the searchbox and click the ‘follow’ button on their proﬁle.Youcan ﬁnd other people using the ‘Who to follow’ buttonSoundcloud also lets you record on the smartphoneapp or directly onto the website.3) start tweeting - below ‘what’s happening’ is atext box where you can add your 140 characters, aswell as any links.4) reply to any messages written to you by starting Using Twitpic:your tweet with @username. Look out for anyonesending @replies to you. Twitpic lets you share other media on twitter - including photos and videos.You can use Twitter just on the website or on yourphone, but to get the most out of it use one of the 1) Sign up at www.twitpic.com - you can sign upmany desktop or mobile-based Twitter applications easily using your twitter account login details.such as Tweetdeck. 2) Once you have signed in you can ﬁnd your unique twitpic email address in the ‘settings’ section. This lets you email pictures from your phone directly to twitter. Use the subject line of the email to send any message that you want displayed with your photo. 3) If the location services for your camera are on, twitpic will also be able to automatically geotag the photo.