Twitter: It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore

Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had For Breakfast” Anymore

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Cut through all the hype about Twitter and learn the basics on how to best use this social media platform to enhance your genealogy research.

Description: When it comes to Twitter, if you just don’t “get it” then you aren’t alone.  Even expert Twitter users start out not fully understanding the basics such as Twitter etiquette, acronyms and codes, and the “Zen” of effective communication within a 140 character limit.  If you think Twitter is just for techies then think again – you’ll be amazed to find out how using Twitter can open up new areas of genealogy research and education for you.

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • Social Media – A Brief Introduction
  • How Twitter Works
  • What Twitter Is . . . And Isn’t
  • How Genealogists Can Use Twitter
  • Things To Remember
  • Glossary
  • Resource List

©2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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