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Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, phone text messages or external applications.
How will College Park Girl's Basketball use Twitter?
We have created a twitter account named CPLadyCavs and we will use this account for the following:
* Coach Richy will send out periodic updates on the team keeping all of the followers informed.
* Game scores will be sent out during most games in case you can't attend.
* Reminder messages about games and events will be sent out.
* Periodically, we may send out web links or pictures of interest.
What do you need to do to follow the CPLadyCavs on Twitter?
1) One option is to come to the 2getherwewin website home page and all Tweets will be available in our Twitter Widget on the right hand side of the home page.
2) If you want to get updates via text messages then you will need to setup a Twitter account and subscribe to the messages.
Here are the necessary steps:
* Go to Twitter.com
* Select 'Sign Up'
* Create your account (Select 'Next Steps' at bottom of screen to skip through suggestions and interests and select 'Skip Import')
* Next subscribe to the CPLadyCavs account by doing the following:
You will then send phone number 40404 the text message "GO" and you will get a confirmation text in return. Once you do the confirmation steps for your phone then you will get all future messages for CPLadyCavs as text messages.
That's it! You are done!!
Are there other ways to get twitter updates?
Yes! There are software packages for your computer and phones such as iPhone, Android, etc. A popular package for your computer is TweetDeck. There are also various applications and a mobile phone web site (m.twitter.com) to give you additional choices if you want to browse from your phone.
Who uses Twitter?
College basketball coaches and sports groups are now using twitter to update their fans. Here are some examples to view:
|Rice - Greg Williams||College Park High School|
|Womens Basketball Hoopfeed||Woodlands Online Sports|
|Houston Roundball Review||ESPN Hoopgurlz|
Here is a helpful video giving an overview of Twitter: