Since its launch just five years ago, Twitter—a social networking site that allows users to post and respond to 140-character messages (“tweets”)—has amassed over 200 million users.
Instructors, too, can make use of this technology.
Ever want to use special characters in a document, blog post, or tweet? I’ve got just the website for you. CopyPasteCharacter.com is a simple website that allows you to click on any of the available special characters (they are copied to the clipboard automatically) and then paste them into whatever you’re working on.
There are also a few extra features to this site. If you want to copy more than one character at a time, either hold “alt” on a PC or “option” on a Mac and click on as many characters as you want. They’ll all be copied to your clipboard so you can paste them in any application. The website even works on the iPhone, so all of you mobile “tweeters” can easily add smiley faces and snowmen to your posts.
For those of you who do a lot of Twittering, and those of you looking to do more Twittering, and maybe those of you completely baffled altogether by Twittering, this handy little document lists 201 free tools that can help you use Twitter more effectively. Effective Twittering, it’s not an oxymoron anymore.