How we use Twitter
There aren’t a lot of dedicated resources out there for parents of 6-9 year olds. Finding the information you’re after can take a long time -- time most parents don’t have. So we’ve incorporated Twitter into the site, to bring together the best of the web for parents of 6-9 year olds.
Hang on... what’s Twitter?
Twitter is a free microblogging service. It's an absolutely brilliant way of sharing information.
Once you get a Twitter account you can publish 140-character messages (known as tweets). Tweets can include text, photos or links to tools and documents around the web.
When you follow someone, their tweets show up on your Twitter page. If you follow lots of people, you’ll get lots of information coming your way. What’s more, everything on Twitter happens in real time (tweets are instant), so you can use Twitter to share news as it happens, or just to chat.
Why Twitter is such a good fit for busy parents
With Twitter, information comes to you -- you don’t have to search for it. Lots of parents in the Ready for Ten community tell us they find Twitter a great source of information. It’s also a fast, easy way of connecting to new people.
To get started, head straight to Twitter to sign up for an account. Once you have an account, check out @readyforten and see who we’re following. If you’ve got a particular interest like cookery, crafts or business, we’ve created bespoke lists for you to follow.
How we use Twitter on Ready for Ten
Our Twitter stream gathers parenting resources from all over the web and displays them in real time, in one place.
Ready for Ten follows a diverse group of parent bloggers who share links and tips on how to make the most of the 6-9 years. The Twitter stream you see on the homepage of Ready for Ten includes their tweets, plus links to great articles and blog posts as spotted and tweeted by our editor, Linda.
How much you choose to engage with Twitter on Ready for Ten is up to you. You can keep an eye on the Twitter stream on the homepage, or you can get your own account and follow @readyforten and any number of our lists. You can even connect your Ready for Ten account to your Twitter account so that every time you engage with the Ready for Ten Twitter stream on the site (favouriting a tweet, replying), your own Twitter account will reflect this.
However you choose to go about it, we think you’ll find some great tools, tips and new ideas through Twitter.