Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service where users post short messages. Twitter users can read and write short messages (up to 280 characters) that are organized by hashtags or categories (such as #cdnimm). They can add multimedia such as images, audio, and video.
Current known uses in the sector
- Many organizations have Twitter accounts to share information about their services and projects, in particular with other nonprofit stakeholders, funders, and colleagues.
- Twitter can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival to help inform and engage with Newcomers.
Twitter is free.
Ease of use & Accessibility
Twitter is straightforward and simple to use. Users can organize tweets into lists, follow hashtags, and message privately (called Direct Messages, or DMs).
Twitter has a number of accessibility features, outlined here.
Twitter is mobile friendly and has Android and iOS apps.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption