Rather than searching for news individually and without coordination - which is both inefficient and leads to duplication of efforts - we use Twitter to collect, post and sort all the collected news, leads and ideas on a webpage with restricted access.
A string of Twitter accounts dedicated this specific purpose has been set up with the following login credentials.
Each account goes with a specific subject as indicated by the account name as follows:
-- It is all pretty logical and easy to memorise.
|Subject / Section||Twitter account name||Twitter password|
|Sharks and rays||xraymagsharks||xray2012|
|Squid and Octopusses||xraymagsquid||xray2012|
|Research and Technology||xraymagscience||xray2012|
|Wrecks and Archeaology||xraymagwrecks||xray2012|
|Photo and Video||xraymagphoto||xray2012|
|People and Profiles||xraymagpeople||xray2012|
|News from Florida||xraymagflorida||xray2012|
|News from British Isles||xraymaguk||xray2012|
|News from Scandivia||xraymagscandivia||xray2012|
|News from AsiaPacific||xraymagasiapacific||xray2012|
If you are unfamiliar with Twitter
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets".
in short, it is where mobile texting (SMS) meets the web - with a few bells and whistles - and can be done from computers, tablets and smartphones.
You can 'Tweet' in a number of ways:
- By clicking on Tweet buttons on websites
- By logging into Twitter.com to post a comment, perhaps with a link or a photo
- Using an app on your smartphone or tablet IV. Via added apps on your browser such as Shareit.com or Addit.com
- Using a webservice such as Hootsuite
1. By clicking on one of the many "Tweet' buttons found on websites.
After clicking, a pop-op window or a webpage as shown below will prompt you for a username and password (in the upper right hand corner)
(Enter one of the username/password combinations listed above)
II. Via Twitters interface
You can copy and paste a headline (of up 140 characters) and a link into Twitters interface.
This is how you log in:
Go to www.twitter.com
Log-in is in the upper right corner. Enter one of the login credentials listed above.
Once in you will see a list of previous tweets and - on top - a window titled: What's happening?
Copy in a title or message and an url (link to website). It is possible to also attach an image.
(The title or message can be a maximum of 140 characters long. )
Post / Send it