Why is BLM-Alaska joining Twitter?
To promote BLM-Alaska's mission to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of Alaska's public lands for the enjoyment of present and future generations, and to engage and interact with people who are interested in the BLM-Alaska's programs, news and special events.
What is a Tweet Release Party?
The Tweet Release Party is an online-only event to commemorate the launch of BLM-Alaska's Twitter page. The Release Part was held September 21, 2011, between Noon and 2 p.m., on BLM-Alaska’s new Twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/BLMAlaska. During the party, we introduced the BLM-Alaska’s Tweet Cadre, and answered questions, shared our goals for joining the Twitter-verse and accepted Follow requests in real-time.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a website, which offers a social networking and micro-blogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the user's profile page. Very similar to texting on your phone or very short emails. Tweets are publicly visible by default, however senders can restrict message delivery to their friends list. Users may subscribe to other users' tweets—this is known as following and subscribers are known as followers or tweeps. For more information about Twitter or to sign-up for a free Twitter account, please visit: www.twitter.com.
What is a Tweet Chat?
Twitter chats, sometimes known as a tweet chat, happen when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific tag (#) called a hashtag that allows it to be followed on Twitter. The chats are at a specific time and often repeat weekly or bi-weekly or are only at announced times. BLM in Alaska has hosted a few tweet chats on our rescent dinosaur discovery and the Iditarod National Historic Trail.