Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting. Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow the conversations.

At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place. See it in action.

You don’t have to build a web page to surf the web, and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Whether you tweet 100 times a day or never, you still have access to the voices and information surrounding all that interests you. You can contribute, or just listen in and retrieve up-to-the-second information. Visit fly.twitter.comto learn more about what’s yours to discover. For extra reading: How to Get the Most out of Participating in a **Twitter** Chat and Top 25 Tips for Your Professional Development

Twitter is a great way to get professional development on the go and to connect with school counselors around the world! I honestly don't know what I did without it. I've connected with SO many great professionals and students domestically and internationally and feel like I have broad professional learning network (PLN) at my fingertips with Twitter. The outpouring of ideas, inspiration, encouragement and support rivals anything I have experienced in my career.

Erin Mason