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What's All the Chatter About Twitter?


Do you tweet? What is a "hashtag?" Or an @ sign? Over the past decade online social media has exploded. Follow friends, celebrities, or keep up with breaking news via Twitter, a social networking and microblogging tool; limited to 140 characters per tweet. Students will be introduced to basic and advanced features of Twitter and microblogging, while reviewing best practices for developing an online presence. Students are encouraged to take Social Media 101 prior to this class or have hands-on, basic experience with Twitter.


  • Introduce personal users to the functionality of Twitter
  • Introduce personal learners to best practices for building a Twitter presence
  • Support personal users in establishing a social presence


Presence and Identity

  • Review profile setting and bio
  • Apply custom design options
  • Connect Twitter to other social services and apps

Authoring and Content

  • Effective writing in 140 characters or less
  • Sharing media through Twitter
  • Hashtags and trending topics
  • Retweets, mentions and direct messages

Community Building

  • Connecting with other users and brands
  • Custom lists
  • Managing followers and connections


  • CPCC student login
  • Twitter account creation
  • Social Media 101 to be taken by beginner students
  • It is encouraged to bring content and images to be used in building an online presence


Method of Instruction

  • Lecture and demonstration
  • Lab activities


  • Exam:  No
  • Class participation:  Yes
  • Demonstration of skills:  Yes