Today we'll be using Twitter to send out news.
First log in, and sign in.
When you get to the "What are you doing" screen, you'll type updates in 140 characters or less (yes, this is like lead or headline writing), leaving room for others to forward this discussion stream: #UMDJschool. The #slug goes at the end of your note. Leave a space before you type it.
Please remember that the world can see your remarks. So be accurate and fair.
To follow other "tweets" from this discussion, open up another browser window and go to: http://search.twitter.com/
Type in #UMDJschool, and all the comments for this thread will display.
Hit "refresh" periodically to see new comments.
This technology is useful journalistically to find story ideas and sources, to send out links on your published stories (and thus promote your stories) and to send out quick updates from the field on an unfolding story.