Do you know that Twitter is now the second largest social network on the web? So what is Twitter? Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called “tweets”. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.
What is a Tweet? A Tweet is an expression of a moment or idea. It can contain text, photos, and videos. Millions of Tweets are shared in real time, every day.
Where do Tweets live? When you follow people, their Tweets instantly show up in your timeline. Similarly, your Tweets show up in your followers’ timelines. To see interesting Tweets, follow interesting people: friends, celebrities, news sources, or anyone whose Tweets you enjoy. Continue reading
How about setting social media guidelines for our children?
As a mom for a ten-years daughter, it worries me a lot how my daughter would be engaged in social media. She is not that much into social networking till this moment, as she still under 13, however many of her friends are. Every single day she is wondering about one or two of those everyday-popping-up social networks, applications and terms. So it took me a considerable amount of time thinking and researching to find out replies to her inquires, but here I would like to start with creating social media guidelines.
I believe that Internet can provide a wealth of knowledge, interaction and entertainment to our children, but it can also leaving them vulnerable and exposed to danger by compulsive sharing online. It needs a lot of understanding and open dialogues with children making sure they keep up with the latest social media trends and to work with them rather than trying to control them.