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What is Twitter?

Twitter is a free and practical real-time messaging system that allows users to send and receive messages (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Twitter works on mobile phones as well as your computer. Third-party applications are also available that allow you to access your Twitter account from your computer desktop or your browser.

This technology allows the Secretary of State to send messages to groups of people, or followers, all at the same time.

How do I follow a Secretary of State topic on Twitter?

To follow a Secretary of State topic, click on the link listed listed above, then click "Join today!" Follow the instructions for setting up your Twitter account.

The following websites offer more information and help in getting started with this technology:




Why should I use Twitter?

Using Twitter is an easy way to stay informed about what is going on at the Secretary of State's office. Twitter allows you to receive updates on your mobile phone, through your browser, or directly to your desktop by using 3rd party applications such as Twhirl, Twitterific, or Google Desktop as well as others.

Which should I use, Twitter or RSS?

The Secretary of State distributes her agency announcements via both RSS and Twitter to give you the freedom to choose the delivery method that works best for you.  The RSS option allows you to receive updates within a few hours after they are posted to the Secretary of State website using a news reader, a browser, or email.  If you choose an email subscription, updates are sent to you once each day (usually in the evening).  Updates to Twitter, called "tweets," are sent to your mobile phone, through your browser, or to your desktop by using an application like Twhirl usually within 30 minutes after they are posted to the Secretary of State's website.




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