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March 21, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Useful Videos Celebrating Twitter’s Tenth Anniversary Today

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It’s Twitter’s 10th Anniversary today!

Here are three short and useful videos celebrating the day, and they include useful info about Twitter.

In addition, you might be interested in my post, Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

December 7, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Twitter Releases “The Year On Twitter 2015”

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Twitter’s year-in-review multimedia feature is always interesting, and they just released it for 2015.

Check out The Year On Twitter 2015.

I’ll certainly be including it in my annual round-up of “year-in-review” sites. You can see what those previous lists have looked like at The Best Year In Review Features — 2014.

April 6, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Twitter’s New “Retweet With Comment” Feature Is Pretty Cool…

Twitter has just launched a new “Retweet With Comment” feature that easily lets you use all of your characters now to comment on someone else’s tweet instead of trying to fit that tweet and all your comments into one.

It looks like this:

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You can read all about it at TechCrunch, and find the instructions here at Twitter.

If you click the retweet button on a tweet that’s located on the Twitter mobile or web site, the new feature automatically pops up. However, if you use Tweetdeck on the Web, like I do, you’ll find that this new feature doesn’t work there — yet, at least. I hope that changes soon.

Another disappointment is that it doesn’t show up as a retweet with comment if you embed it. It will then only show your comment with a link to the original tweet. The tweet I showed earlier in this post is an image, not an embedded tweet.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

December 31, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter In 2015

'Tweeting down Twitter Lane, Waddington, Lancashire' photo (c) 2013, Duncan Hull - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Every year, I revise my list of top recommendations of people/organizations to follow. There are obviously many more worthy people on Twitter than are on this list — I follow over 2,000 of them!

But these are the people on Twitter whose tweets I never (or hardly never) miss — I learn an exceptional amount from them, I have high respect for their political judgment, they share regularly (thought not too much, like I do :) ), and I find their tone generally thoughtful. Again, that doesn’t mean the other people I follow don’t have many of these qualities — they do. I’m just sharing this in an attempt to introduce a few key names to readers who might not be familiar with them.

Feel free to add your suggestions to the comments section. If I get a sizable number of additional recommendations, I’ll publish a separate list with suggested follows from readers. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be very intentional about exploring people on Twitter who I don’t ordinarily follow, so I suspect that I’ll have a lot of new names on next year’s list (until that time, though, I’ll continue to add to this one).

December 27, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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What Google Search Thinks Of….

I’ve been tweeting screenshots from my phone sharing what Google Search “thinks” about different things, and thought I’d bring them together in one Storify. Feel free to tweet me others and I’ll add them to the list…

September 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three New — & Good — Guides To Twitter

Here are three new excellent guides to Twitter that I’m adding to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About:

Twitter education chats: An astonishing source of professional development is from Scholastic.

Twitter Demystified: How To RT, MT, #FF And Fave Like A Pro is from ReadWrite.

Go Ahead-Take Control is from EdChatma.

March 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Two New Twitter Apps — One Very Useful, But I’m Not Sure About The Other One

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Today, I learned about two new Twitter apps.

The first one, which I think could be very useful, is called Nuzzel. Once you log-into the site using your Twitter (or Facebook) account, you’re shown a list of the articles that the people you follow on Twitter are sharing the most. The link is shown first, and then the tweets from the people you follow about it. I think it could really save a lot of time. You can read more about it in The New York Times.

The other site, which is intriguing but I’m not sure how much added-benefit it could bring, is called Nurph. You can read more about it at TechCrunch, but it appears to turn a hashtag conversation into a sort of chatroom (and also lets you replay the tweets in video form). It might, or might not, be an alternative tool for use in Twitter Chats.

I’m adding both to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

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