Here’s your two-minute Twitter lesson

Share the infographicWe need your help! Join our Make the First Five Count Flash Mob on Twitter tomorrow, Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. your time.

The Week of the Young Child, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families. We’re spreading the word out there through our Make the First Five Count initiative with a couple of “firsts” for Easter Seals.

This week, we released our first-ever infographic that visually tells the Make the First Five Count story: every year, more than one million kids with unidentified disabilities and developmental delays enter school with learning and health issues that put them far behind their peers and have a lasting, negative effect on their ability to meet their full potential. You can view the infographic on the Easter Seals’ Facebook page and get the full story.

The other “first” is the first-ever Easter Seals flash mob on Twitter. If you’ve fallen in love with Twitter (as I have!) you’ll be excited about this! Here’s how it works: we want the public to know how important early intervention is for kids with disabilities, so if we all tweet the exact same message on the same day, Make the First Five Count and the infographic can really get out there.

To join the Make the First Five Count Flash Mob on Twitter, tweet this message tomorrow, Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. your time:

We’re in crisis! Every minute 8 babies are born, 2 of them are at risk of developmental delays. Get the facts #MFFC #FF

If you can’t make the flash mob, you can still help:

Here are some key people to follow:

But I’m not social media savvy,” you say? Well, here’s everything you need to know about Twitter in two minutes or less.

Two-Minute Twitter Lesson:

Tweet: A message in 140 characters or less.
Handle: Your “username.” e.g., @Easter_Seals.
Hashtags (#): are a way to categorize tweets so that other users can see tweets on the same topic.
Direct Message (DM): Private tweets. Talking offline.
Follow: “Friending”. You’ll see these tweets on your homepage!
Mention & reply: Use the person’s handle (@PersonYouWantToReplyTo).
Retweet (RT): Forwards a tweet to your followers.

See you at the flash mob!


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