Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Internet History Lesson

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Twitter Goes >140

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Hashtag of the Day ~ @TeachingLC

The Nation’s Largest Library is just a tweet away~ @TeachingLC

Teaching with the Library of Congress. Primary sources, inspiration, ideas and opportunities for teachers from the world’s greatest library.

LOCTwitter

 

Washington, DC · http://www.loc.gov/teachers

 

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More Hashtags of the Day

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The birth of 140 characters- Twitter Turns 8

Twitter was launched on this date in 2006, only it was called “Twttr,” with no vowels. The social media platform is famous for its 140-character “microblogs.”

On its launch date, the company reported 224 “tweets” for the whole day.

On its fifth birthday, users logged that many tweets in less than one-tenth of a second. In an early review of the platform, the Techcrunch website reported, “People are using it to send messages like ‘Cleaning my apartment’ and ‘Hungry.’ You can also add friends via text message, nudge friends, etc. It [is] really a social network around text messaging.”

Many countries since then have routinely shut down or blocked Twitter during times of upheaval, natural disaster, and national emergency. Clay Shirkey speaks about this in his video How Social Media Can Make History.

Happy Birthday, Twitter!

Happy Birthday Twitter

 

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Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags

Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags
Compiled By: OnlineCollegeCourses.com

http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/10/17/popular-educational-twitter-hashtags/

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