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September 20, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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If You Teach ELLs, & You’re On Twitter, Let Me Know & I’ll Add You To An “ELL Teacher List”

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I’ve just created a public Twitter list of ELL/ESL/ELT teachers.

Send a tweet to me letting me know you’re an ELL teacher, or leave a comment on this post, and I’ll add you to the list!

Perhaps a resource like this already exists but, if so, I’m not aware of it.

September 19, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Twitter Makes Some Changes, But Not Two Of The Most Important Ones

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Twitter announced some changes today – basically, photos and videos won’t count against its 140 character count (see Twitter’s new, ‘simpler’ rules for character counts in tweets go live).

Unfortunately, though, links DO still count against that limit, and that’s too bad.

In addition, they didn’t include what I would bet is one of the most requested changes – the ability to edit your tweets.

Here’s a video from Twitter explaining the new changes:

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

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

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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…

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