Do you twitter?

Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter where you are or what you’re doing. For some friends you might want instant mobile updates—for others, you can just check the web. Invite your friends to Twitter and decide how connected you want you to be. Twitter members can display a widget showing their twitter feed.

Following (no pun intended!) the trend of programmes/softwares that are used for social networking (e.g orkut, facebook, msn messenger etc), now comes a tool which enables you to know whatever your friends and/or co-workers are doing - in real time! Here is what some users had to say about it:

"I learn something new several times a day and stay connected with people that form my most valuable network. This is the one tool I would choose if I could only keep one (as long as everyone else kept it also!)." Barry Dahl

"This has become another important tool for me over the last 6 months. I read all the tweets of the people I follow in the Firefox add-in, Twitterfox, and I use Twitterfeed to send my own RSS feeds into my Twitter accounts." Jane Hart

"Another one I'm addicted to! I can keep up to date with what lots of people are doing in my area (elearning, community and social media): the links and comments people post and the discussions they have are invaluable. It can really be a community." Helen Whitehead

If you would like to know more about Twitter, simply click on the link below:


What do you think about this innovative tool? Could it be really helpful or is it just a fun way to keep track of someone else´s routine? Looking forward to your comments!

Marcello Caldas - Teacher at Botafogo Branch, RJ


  1. Okies Marcelo! Well, I DO twitter and I'm totally adicted to that! Actually I'm also a facebook user and both are linked through an app provided by facebook ( I've read something about TWITTER also offering this app! )and once I post something in twitter it also appears in my facebook!! At home I use not only the web page but also Twiterrific: a program that keeps you up-to-date with your followers' last entries... the good thing about twiterrific is the sound it makes: once there is a new post my computer goes on twitting :) One of the greatest advantages of using twitter is testing one's abilities when it comes to being concise: you can only express what you are doing ( feeling, thinking, singing,,, ) in 140 letters! haha!
    Well I simply LOVED the new topic and keep ON twitting!
    BTW you can add me there if you feel like: Find people- Marcia Cunha or Sucubus

    Marcia Cunha

  2. Vítor Tavares, Botafogo, Plus 1

    I think it's very funny, if a person make a group of friends to put some things to his/her friends read.
    It can be helpful if this person want to invite friends that follow he/she to parties, shows, etc.
    It can be just a way to have funny to, a person can put jokes and news on his/her twitter or it can be just a mini personal blog with funny events of his/her life.


  3. Hi Marcelo!! I'm not adicted to that, but I tihk that's a good one! Twitter is just as interesting as Facebook,or Orkut, and give you a chance to make new friends too. Souds great take part in a tool where you can know what your friends are doing, whatever, whenever, wherever.
    And soon, Twitter can be a very popular comunity.

    Rodrigo C. Moura - Plus 1 - Botafogo Branch RJ

    May 5, 2009

  4. It is maybe a good ideia to join to get to know new kind of people and know different kinds of activities. Personally I haven't done yet, but it would be interesting to give it a try.

    Julia - Master 1 / Botafogo branch

  5. I did not like that program.
    There are already a lot of programmes like this, so it is useless.
    But, in the world are many people who like news and doesn't matter if the program is good or not.
    I prefer orkut because all my friends are there.
    Maybe one day I'll open my mind and enjoy twitter. But now I have a lot of work to do and no time for this crap (with all respect).

    Francisco K.S. - Plus 5

  6. Igor Teixeira - Plus1 -Botafogo BranchMay 5, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    I don't think that this tool is better than the other ones because it does the same things that orkut and msn can do.However it is good to know about new ways to make new friends .

  7. Marcus Vinicius-CI BOTAFOGO-CE5May 5, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Hi everyone!Indeed this is an innovative idea but I wouldn´t like to talk with my friends just through small phrases if I could have an enterely conversation with them by others programs very similar to this one. Even though Twitter may be a different and quicker way to communicate with our familly and etc emails and even text messages from cell phones are always improving too, besides I don´t really belive we can use Twitter wherever we are...

  8. Vinicius Teixeira - PLUS 5 - Botafogo BranchMay 5, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    In my opinion,Twitter can be very usefull, its a little bit more complete tham orkut or facebook. But no matter where you are or what you’re doing. For some friends you might want instant mobile
    And also you can know where your frind are and what he/she is doing.

  9. Mariana Oliveira - Plus 1 - Botafogo BranchMay 5, 2009 at 8:01 PM

    I think the Twitter is a innovative idea, is very interesting how it works. With this tool you can make friends all over the world or talk with your friends and also can be very useful.If you want be pratical the Twitter is the best choice. With the Twitter you can know what your friends are doing at the moment.

  10. I’ve never heard about Twitter before. So, I did a little research about. In Wikipedia there’s a simple explanation about Twitter, so I thought it boring. But, in this site: http://www.twitterbrasil.org/2009/02/ there’s a long post about Twitter, where I discovered how interesting it can be. I like when the author compares Twitter to a bar and when he says that Twitter is like a way to give voice to our thoughts. So, I think I should try Twitter and then tell if it’s really helpful.
    Juliana Martino - Botafogo - CE5

  11. Guilherme Pessoa PLUS 1 botafogoMay 5, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    I Like it but it´s good to post things throught your mobile.
    With this programe, you can make a new friend.
    I never use Twitter, but many people said that it´s cool and funny.
    If you use It, you will be actualizated, because Your friends can post things to

  12. Paula Melichar S- Plus 1 - BotafogoMay 5, 2009 at 10:49 PM

    I think Twitter is a very interesting tool, and it can be really helful and funny at the sime time. You can use it to work, be actualizated about events or simply mantain contact with friends and write about your thoughts and rotine and see the opinion of other people, in real time. I use it and I really like it, in my opinion it's much more pratical than orkut or msn.

  13. Juliana Benévolo - Plus 1- Botafofogo BranchMay 6, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    I think twitter is just as orkut, msn and face book.I don't use it, but it is interesting that you can read some news or post them by the mobile phone whatever you are whenever you want. That's a way to be connected. Or if you don't wanna be into the news you can just use it for fun, like meeting new people and making new friends. It's interesting to use it.

  14. Carolina Vianna- Plus 1- Botafogo BranchMay 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    I think twitter is very interesting and funny. you can use it for many things, to make friends, to work and to be actualizated about events, parties and other people life. It's more interesting than orkut because you use your cellphone. I'd like to use it.

  15. Léo Sousa CI BOTAFOGO-CE5May 6, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    More and more smart companies are using twitter to business.
    Discover about candidates to employment life or found new customer can be the brand new form to make money.
    Before register your life in a web you have to think how it can be your show window to the virtual world and kind of a mirror to the real modern world.
    I'd like to use, but now I'm still afraid about that.

  16. Gerald-Rio de Janeiro- Botafogo- Plus 3May 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    Twitter is a interesting way to communicate and know what are your friends and family doing no matter where, when and for what.Thats the main difference of twitter to orkut and facebook, and you can make new friends, and might be fun sign twitter.

  17. Thais Gomes - student at Botafogo - plus 3 , RJMay 6, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    People that like new tools to communicate certainly will like Twitter, which you can use by mobile. You can make new friends, know what they are doing... but I think it is just a new way to keep up with the routine of somebody, cause it's very similar to orkut and others websites. I never used Twitter, but it seems to be very fun and interesting.

  18. I think Twiter is the best way to get all the new informations, you can chat the Twiter with a mobile and this is pratical to be conect with the notices of world. Despite Twiter be very similar to orkut, I like this new way.


  19. Lucas Rohloff-C.I. Botafogo-plus 1May 6, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    I think this new tool is very interesting and helpful, twitter is good becuse with this, you can be actualizated of everything. the difference of twitter, is that you cam access with your mobile. It seems really nice.

  20. Eduarda Sisto - Plus 3 - BotafogoMay 6, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    Twitter is a comunication programm where you can talk with your friends and other people too fast. In minuts your message is send and the person, who lives in anyother place can read. With this you can make new friends and it is the best way to know what's going on in the world. I't's is similar to orkut but is faster than the other sites like this. It's interesting!

  21. Nathália Antonucci Plus 5May 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    In fact, I only have heard litlle things about twitter but as always time to learn today in cultura class we talked about it and I started to get really into twitter. I also have facebook and orkut although the idea of twitter is kind of new and different from the other relationship sites. Thus I'am going to create my acconunt right now and start to follow !

  22. Helena Lopes - Master 1May 6, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    In my opinion, Twitter is no longer different from Orkut and that other sites. But it came to be like Orkut was in the beginning, with all those headlines and everything. I tried to do things in Twitter, but I really don't understand it. I can't follow anyone, because I have no friends in it, so, who am I supposed to follow? It's too complicated to my neurons' capacity!

    p.s: Oh, Eliza, i'm commenting now! Be happy :D

  23. Caio Filippo student at Botafogo Branch, RJ PLUS 1 - I think that this innovative tool can be useful for any type of work such as: You have to search something for college then, you can just ask someone; learning culture with different people.

  24. Hi, everyone!
    After visiting our blog and discussing about the importance of TWITTER and other electronic media in our Cultura Express 5 class, we came up with some interesting comments. As we didn't have time to post them in class, we decided to post them altogether.

    Branca Morais:
    I never access twitter before and for me this kind of programs to meeting people sounds really crazy.
    I don't like ORKUT, FACEBOOK and the others programs to show what I'm doing in my life.
    Maybe it's good to find new friends but I think we have more interesting things to follow during a day like music, new feelings, arts, etc. and I'm not interest to follow a person that I don't know.

    Adriana Aniceto and Blandine Calazans wrote:
    We think is interesting one more tool to make friends and know more people. But for the other hand, we think is difficult to cath ideas because there's a lot of information on the same time.

    Eliane Domingues wrote:
    It can be interesting to several people in the world. For me it's really boring. I like talkin with someone seeing at the eyes. Yes, it's really interesting and very confortable talking to each other in the same space, as I said, seeing at the eyes. For this reason, I definetely access this site. Although I think that, I'll access it only for curiosity.

    Samara e Eliana Carvalho wrote:
    In our point of view it's very interesting but we prefer e-mail because it more private. The twitter is good for instant quick post, but its necessary time for talk all the time and sometimes we don't have, but it can be good for some people.

    Teresa Carvalho, teacher at Botafogo

  25. Hello everybody!
    Hello Cultura Express 5!

    I already have a TWITTER account, but to tell you the truth I still don't see the point of following someone, especially if you've never really met them. You know, I worked my way through high school and college with a typewriter and a landline phone. We did have pay phones if we were lucky enough to find one that wasn't out of order. We had to buy the tokens and they sucked! So this whole business of being online 24/7, being able to reach any human being on this planet was out of question when I was younger. If you wanted to call up a friend you wouldn't do it in the middle of the night for fear of waking up the entire household. Today, we have cell phones, MSN, and now TWITTER. WHo am I to judge TWITTER? And to think that many people (including myself) 15 years ago weren't able to see the enormous potential of the internet! Again, who am I to judge the TWITTER?

    Teresa Carvalho, Teacher at Botafogo

  26. Pablo-Plus 1-Botafogo

    I think twitter it's interesting and helpful. This page make you up-to-date, you make friends, talk with old friends. But can make very big problems, with a person copy your twitter and put false informations, but is good had a facebook with your face.

  27. Clarissa Versiani - Plus 1 - Botafogo

    I think Twitter is the best choice if you want to be up-to-date with things that you are intersting, and for change ideas and maybe cultures too, with people all over the world. I haven't done it yet, but I'd like to try, because you can send messages wherever you are at the real time. I think it's very helpful.

  28. Fernanda Conti - Plus 3 -Botafogo

    I think that Twitter is very nice, to who wants to follow someone(friends) or actors, singers,etc. that the person like.
    Twitter is a form that you can know people, you can write all you want to. ;D

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  31. Twitter is the Best.Forget all this thing of photos and personal information of orkut,facebook...In twitter you only have a photo and a little description.In there you can be "Updated" of everything you like:Friends,Culture,Sports,Some Actors,Players..And you can update your status or just flood,writing things such as readin,taking a shower,thinking,doing homework...And then your friends will always now what you are doing.
    I'm using since april andI think it is one of the best 2.0 internet apps evercreated!!I just Love IT!


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