Quick Hit Promo: This is What a Tweet Looks Like


This isn’t directly related to feminism, but we just had to give props to our tech grrlfriend Deanna Zandt who recently posted “A non-fanatical beginner’s guide to Twitter,” and I highly recommend checking it out.
Twitter is a beautiful thing for it not only gives you the opportunity to self-indulge shamelessly, but has become a critical tool for networking, resource-sharing and is the most immediate and direct way you can offer your thoughts and/or work to the world. Check it.

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6 Comments

  1. feministabroad
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    This says how to get started with twitter but could I get a simple explanation of what it is and why I should want to get started? lol

  2. Deanna Zandt
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Wouldja believe I’m writing that this weekend? :-)

  3. Katherine
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh good. I need a more basic explanation as well. this technology passed me by and I want to catch up!

  4. feministabroad
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Yes, defintely. I missed it as well! ha

  5. skirtforthat
    Posted February 28, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    This absolutely related to feminism — and I’m glad that there is a simple how-to for twitter. We need women and non-white voices using twitter to have different voices heard and to create new technologies. Also, twitter is amazing because you can use it in many different ways, and it provides a way to build upon it to create new applications. However, of course creating new applications requires programming knowledge, which is out of reach for most people. (this is something my research is trying to address)
    People have been appropriating it in very interesting ways such as finding low gas prices, neighborhood watch programs, etc. A good question to ask is, how could twitter be used and expanded to support and build feminist communities?
    Check out the TED talk for new ways that people have been using twitter in ways that they never intended or imagined.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/evan_williams_on_listening_to_twitter_users.html

  6. Posted March 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink
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