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Anatomy of a Tweet

August 18, 2010 by Sara Nagreen

The Twitter T

Twitter is a micro-blogging service.  It is restricted in size, only 140 characters.  In the same way you might put out a blog post about something or other that you’ve noticed or want to discuss, other people use their mobile devices to “tweet” a sentence with a link. 

The “blog” descriptor is misleading.  It’s a lot more like a bookmark sharing service like Google Buzz or or digg.  It gives you a way to share insightful links and commentary quickly with people who have agreed to follow you, which is a lot like “friending” in Facebook. Read more »

Tips and Tricks for Technology in Higher Ed

September 10, 2009 by Sara Nagreen

Ever feel like life moves too fast?  Like new technologies evolve too quickly and you can't keep up?  Like there should be a way to make things easier, and you just don't know where to look?

A new website launched recently that aims to present new web tools and techniques to those in higher education.  It's called Profhacker.  (

Recently, they presented simple articles on... Read more »

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