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Lauren Dugan

Lauren is the former editor of AllTwitter and continues to contribute regularly. Follow Lauren on Twitter at @lauren_dugan.

Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide

Twitter for Teachers: A Quick Start Guide
Technology is a growing part of the classroom, with tablets and smart TVs quickly integrating themselves into the curriculum. But fast-paced change – and the fact that students are often miles ahead of both teachers and parents when it comes to the latest apps and social networks – can intimidate even the most tech-savvy teacher.

Here’s a quick-start guide for teachers who are looking to incorporate Twitter into their classroom as a learning tool, without getting lost in the millions of tweets sent every day.

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How to Get a Company to See Your Complaint on Twitter

How to Get a Company to See Your Complaint on Twitter

Although Twitter has removed the barrier between consumers and businesses in one sense, it can still feel like you’re struggling to be heard amid the sea of voices tweeting every second. Here are some tips for making sure companies see your complaint on Twitter.

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Female Lego Scientists Tweet Their Academic Challenges – and It’s Hilarious

Female Lego Academics Are All the Rage on Twitter

Lego scientists have issues with their footnotes, too, it seems, and Twitter can sympathize. The latest account to sweep the Twitter-sphere documents the trials and tribulations of female academics – Lego style.

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Twitter Bot is Helping to Shut Down Dirty Restaurants in Chicago

Twitter Bot is Helping to Shut Down Dirty Restaurants in Chicago

Think you got food poisoning at that trendy new fusion restaurant last night? Forget about calling it in – tweet it instead, and you might just help shut down a shady business.

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This App Will Tell You If You’re Talking to a Twitter Troll

This App Will Tell You If You're Talking to a Twitter Troll

When you’re on the internet, it’s best to follow the advice “beware the troll.” But how can you avoid hecklers, spammers and otherwise abusive Twitter accounts if you don’t know who they are?

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Twitter Experimenting With Showing Other Accounts’ Favorites in Your Timeline

Twitter Experimenting With Showing Other Accounts' Favorites in Your Timeline

Here’s yet another Twitter experiment that some users have noticed: Twitter is testing out including tweets that have been favorited by accounts that you follow right in your timeline.

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Why You Should Shut Down Your Twitter Account (If You’re Not Tweeting)

Why You Should Shut Down Your Twitter Account (If You're Not Tweeting)

Not active on Twitter? Here’s why it’s better to shut down your account than to leave it dormant.

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75 Percent of Moms Say They Won’t Use Social Media for Back-To-School Shopping

75 Percent of Moms Say They Won't Use Social Media for Back-To-School Shopping

With all the mommy blogger hype, you’d think that moms would be flocking to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks to do their back-to-school shopping. But a new study says otherwise.

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A New Michael Jackson Music Video Will Premier on Twitter

A New Michael Jackson Music Video Will Premier on Twitter

Even after death, Michael Jackson captures the world’s imagination in creative ways. His music video for “A Place With No Name” will debut on Twitter and in Times Square in New York late Wednesday.

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Twitter Removes the Ability to Translate Tweets

Twitter Removes the Ability to Translate Tweets

Twitter has quietly removed Bing Translator integration with its web and mobile apps, which means that tweets are no longer automatically translated.

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