Not just “what I had for breakfast”
In reality, Twitter is a multifaceted way of communicating and exchanging knowledge. A free, Internet-based service, Twitter lets you publish messages of up to 140 characters embedded with links, photos and more. What’s so special about that? Well, with Twitter you also can:
Genealogists tend to gravitate toward places where information is exchanged, such as society meetings, libraries, conferences and online message boards. Twitter is just another venue to share data and ideas with people who share your passion for family history. Consider these six ways you can take advantage of Twitter in your family search:
@ellaset: Just found parts of Hillcrest cemetery on Find A Grave. Grandma and Grandpa L’s stone too #genealogy
4. Type genealogy or family history into the Search box to find others who tweet about searching for
Technology often seems to have a language all its own, which can make new users feel left out and confused. Here’s a list of common Twitter terms you should know, so you can go from feeling like a twerp to being a tweep in no time.