Using Twitter


Twitter screen

By now, most people have heard about Twitter. But what is it really? Twitter is an easy to use program that can provide immediate contact with others. No matter what time of day or night. people from all over the world are communicating via Twitter.  Here you can meet people you would otherwise never have known, learn new things, and network with other like-minded people.

Most major news agencies now use Twitter as a way to interact with their audiences and get feedback on current events. In the Presidential election, Obama used Twitter as part of his campaign effort. Countries that have traditionally denied freedom of speech are being challenged through the use of social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook.

Companies use Twitter to provide quick customer support and conflict resolution, to build up their relationships with customers and to let potential clients know more about them. Non-profits have found that Twitter is a cost-effective way for them to get their message out to a large number of people.

Instructors are using Twitter in the classroom in many ways:

  • to speak to people in other places and learn about them.
  • to collaborate on stories and projects.
  • to keep parents updated.
  • to give their comments on topics being discussed in class, which is great for shy students.
  • to communicate with experts such as authors, scientists, and historians.
  • to use as a logbook for research.
  • to do an educational online scavenger hunt.
  • to gather information on a specific topic.
  • to tweet current events and their reactions to those events.
  • to do a poll on a question.

Why do I like using Twitter? It’s a fast way to keep me up-to-date with current events. Sometimes I hear about something that happened even before it hits my local news.  I follow experts in my industry so I’m aware of new technology. I ask questions and get answers from people who know what they’re talking about. I interact with interesting people and keep up with far away friends and relatives who might not have the time for a long letter or email.

Have you started using Twitter yet? I’d love to hear about your experiences so far.

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SuperGramma Cheer


Happiness Is

I’ve got another little poem for you today. This is a short one so get your cheerleader pom-poms and start shouting it out with me. Ready now. And a one, and a two, and:

She comes by plane, she comes by car,
She uses a computer when she can’t go far.
She’s interesting and active,
Well read and lots of fun
And although her world is busy
The grandkids are number one.

She’s a Supergramma.

©Carol Bremner


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Your Feedback Please

Part of being able to connect with our grandkids depends on a certain amount of computer knowledge, especially if they live a distance away. Today’s young people are a computer generation, no matter what their age. Knowing at least a little of their computer world also gives us more to talk to them about. I enjoy writing computer tutorials and would love your input on the topics I should cover. Please take a minute to answer the following short survey and help me decide what to focus on. Thank you, I appreciate it.

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SuperGrammas United

This is a little poem I wrote. I’ll put it on the poetry page as well so you can easily print it off and stick it on your frig or something. I’ve also videotaped myself reading it, but haven’t been brave enough to put it on Youtube just yet. I’ll put a link here once I do.

Anthem of the SuperGrammas

Grammas come in different sizes, shapes and colors, ways of dress.
Some Grammas let kids play and run and even make a mess.

A Gramma can be young or old, some travel and some cook.
Others like to exercise, or sit and read a book.

Ava, Memaw, or Granny, Grandmother or Grandma,
No matter what you call us, as long as it’s not Paw.

We’re SuperGrammas, yes we are, with hugs and lots of love
Because children need a hero so that they can rise above.

Our grandkids mean the world to us. We want them to be strong.
Able to cope with the cares of life and stand against the wrong.

So join us in our quest for good. It might be quite a war,
But Supergrammas won’t give up. Together we can soar!

©Carol Bremner

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Blogging and Seniors

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The following is an article written by GrannyBlogger I thought you might enjoy:

Article writing really works. I was getting fewer and fewer visitors to my blog this past month. Then I rewrote one of my ezine    articles and after it was accepted, my daily visitors increased by thirty to forty people. This doesn’t seem like much but when you are just starting out it gives quite a boost to your enthusiasm.

Another way to get more visitors is by repositioning your blog posts. Look back over the previous posts on your blog, freshen them up to make them more relevant to the present time and publish them anew. With a WordPress blog it is very easy to preview your post, save it as a draft, publish it when you are ready or schedule it for publishing at a later date.

If you are just thinking about starting your own blog, there are four reasons why this is a good idea:

– First, it will help you fine tune your writing skills and allow you to master the written word.
– Second, you will find yourself analyzing everything you read in your area of expertise in order to develop clarified thoughts on how to express your own opinion on the topic.
– Third, blogging is a great networking tool as you will start to develop friendships with other bloggers who cover the same topics.
– Fourth, for those of us known as Seniors, blogging is a way to present our ideas, memories, ambitions and even our favorite pictures, to an interested online readership.

Since I have been blogging I have become more interested in all the ways that others enjoy this pastime.

How To Enjoy Playing Your Electronic Piano Keyboard and make your family and friends rave about your new found talent – A guide to get you off to a fast start. Each step will take you closer to becoming the piano keyboard player that you have always wanted to be. Let your fingers lead you through the music and then find more excitement when you reach the “resources” page at the end of the guide. Uncover your hidden musical talent and create beautiful music while you enjoy your electronic piano keyboard.

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