Global Curation & Contribution
Twitter - circa 2006
A retweet - RT - is when you share a tweet from one user to all of your followers. When you see a great resource, quote, news article, or the like, you could retweet the information giving credit to the original source. One way to RT is to select a message then click on the retweet option. Another way is to type RT @whoever you are retweeting.
A "direct message" or DM is like a private message. You can only send a direct message to someone that is following your account. To send a DM, start tweet with DM @username of person you are messaging. Your incoming DM's can be found by clicking on the envelop icon.
Getting More out of Twitter
The "Timeline" is your regular feed. These are the tweets of members that you have chosen to follow. The "Activity" column shows what the people you are following are doing. These tweets include who they have "favorited" or member that they have chosen to follow. The "Interations" column will show tweets that include you. For example, when you gain a follower or when someone mentions you in a tweet. My favorite column to create is the search column. Here you can specify a hashtag to follow. For example, #cpchat will return any tweet that has been tagged with the "connected principal chat" hashtag.