Twitter Class

We’re holding a Twitter class at the Weyerhaeuser Museum on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Why are we hosting a Twitter class?

Because we’re Twittering fools! We’re mad about the application and we want to get more peeps interacting with museums on it.

Below is the full press release I wrote for the class. Call 320-632-4007 to sign up.

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CLASS TO BE OFFERED ON HOW TO USE TWITTER

It would have been difficult in the last year to have gone without hearing about Twitter, a micro-blogging service that allows users to post short public messages on the internet via computer or mobile device. The media gave Twitter constant coverage due to its rapid growth in users in 2009.  It’s estimated that the online application has around 75 million registered users, with about 15 percent of them being active on the site.

While Twitter may have gotten a lot of press, many people are still unfamiliar with the application and the ways it can be used. Twitter messages, called “tweets,” have to be 140 characters or fewer. This character limit, along with the application’s capacity to post tweets immediately, makes Twitter a quick and easy way to broadcast breaking news. It also allows users to share upcoming events, opinions on products and services, advice, and interesting web links.

In order to introduce Central Minnesota residents to Twitter, the Morrison County Historical Society will be hosting a class called “How to Use Twitter with a Purpose.” Mary Warner, the organization’s Museum Manager and experienced Twitter user, will be teaching the class on Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 10 a.m. until noon at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN.

The class will cover the basic features of Twitter, plus discuss a number of potential purposes for the application. To sign up for the class, call 320-632-4007. Reservations will be taken until March 12. Cost is $10 per person. No special equipment is needed for the class.

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