Get To Know- Hashtag#

Get to Know- Hashtag#

Get to Know- Hashtag#

All of us have heard the word “hashtag” a lot. Maybe you even have used it. But do you know what is the hashtag is? The hashtag symbol or pound sign (#) precedes a word or phrase to identify messages on a specific topic and to categorize those posts  and help them show more easily in Search.

Twitter was the first social network began to use Hashtags in 2009 and to hyperlink all hashtags in tweets to Twitter search results for the hashtagged word. Then it introduced “Trending Topics” on the Twitter front page, displaying hashtags that are rapidly becoming popular.

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Get To Know – Twitter

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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

5 Reasons Why Parents Should NOT AVOID Social Media

Parents Should Engage in Social Media

Parents Should NOT AVOID Social Media

Following to my previous post on Parenting Styles Avoid Social Media, I’ve found it crucial to ask ourselves: does it really matter to get engaged in social media as a parent and why? Parents avoid social media have their own specific reasons, some of their reasons include:  being too busy with so tight schedules, a number of them are considering privacy issues, some thought social media is just a fad won’t last long, while others feel social media is for those from the younger generations and it would be so much for them to learn such technologies.

Whatever the reason that keeps you away from social media is, no one can deny that our kids are growing up along  with an evolving world of social media. They’re into social media with all their hearts, it turned out to be major part of their lives. So It’s not a question of when, how or why, but rather ‘are we willing to entirely join our kids’ world online as well as offline, do we love them to the extent not to consider any concerns ?!’ Yes we do, it truly matters, isn’t? – Cool your jets; here are 5 reasons why we should do so:

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How about setting social media guidelines for our children?

Setting Social Media Guidlines

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.

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