Twitter is a social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". With a current character limit of 280, the intent is to keep tweets concise and informative without too much detail.

Key features

  • Follow other accounts to receive posts directly to your phone, app or webpage
  • 200 million active users
  • Create RSS feeds of your Twitter account to create live updates on your course or website

Getting started

Check with your program/department to see if they have a shared Twitter account or use a specific Twitter hashtag. Create a personal account at or use the Twitter phone application to sign up.


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