Please pardon the pun, but the city of Boca Raton tweets its residents very well.
Case in point, I received a ‘tweet’ from the city of Boca Raton today reminding people that the trash schedule had changed because of the holiday!
If it hadn’t been for that ‘tweet’ I would have put the garbage out a day early… then I’d have had to haul it back inside and then put it out again the following morning.
And it’s wasn’t just trash talk coming out of Boca Raton. The city also give me these two other helpful hints:
RR crossing at Hidden Valley Blvd will be closed for construction Fri. 7/8 @7am– Mon 7/11 6pm. @AllAboardFlaTweeting has become THE WAY to quickly and effectively communicate with a large audience, no matter what the topic.
Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and your home from mosquitoes. #BocaRaton http://www.myboca.us/pages/public-safety/zika-and-mosquito-control …
It’s not just for celebrities anymore
So it’s not just celebrities like the Kardashians who are tweeting these days. It’s also Hillary, Donald, you, me, and Boca Raton.
So when did you send out your last “tweet?” Depending on which generation you fall into (see below for clarification) you may or may not be aware of tweeting and its relevance to our everyday life.
Generations by Title
- GI Generation (born 1901-1926) children of WWI
- Mature/Silents (born 1927-1945) avid readers primarily keeping the newspapers in business today
- Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) were introduced to technology later in life and have embraced it.
- Generation X (born 1965-1980) were introduced to computers in middle school onward
- Generation Y/Millennials (born 1981-2000) – grew up in a digit environment, prefer digital to written print…aka books
- Generation Z/Boomlets (born 2001-) have never lived in a world without computers
History of Twitter
Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass as a way for one individual to communicate with a small group. The initial tweet was during a board member meeting of the podcasting company, Odeo. It was introduced to the public in July 2006.
As of first quarter of 2016 there are over 310 million monthly active Twitter users.
Things to know about Twitter
Opening a Twitter account is easy and it can be accessed by smart phone or computer.
Tweets are messages containing no more than 140 characters.
Tweets are public by default unless sender opts to restrict them to just their followers.
Tweets can be forwarded by other users on their own feed…aka “retweet”
Followers are people (and now companies) that choose to subscribe to a certain sender.
If someone asks you, what’s your ‘handle’? They are referring to your what your screen name is for Twitter, in other words what you go by. You can choose your ‘handle’ at the time you set up your profile.
# are used in front of keywords to categorize tweets making them easier to search in Twitter
Did you know that every tweet ever sent is being kept by the Library of Congress archives? So the next time you see a tweet or tweet something out… remember its being recorded as part of US history.
Handles worth following in South Florida:
So don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @marcjablon
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