What is Twitter?
"Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter web site, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees." From WikiPedia: "Twitter" 4/30/2009.
What does Atlantic County post to Twitter?
Atlantic County posts all of its emergency alerts, press releases and county event notices to our Twitter account. It is a fast, easy way to stay informed.
How do I sign up to follow Atlantic County on Twitter?
Visit our Twitter site at http://twitter.com/atlantic_county, and click the "Follow" button underneath the Atlantic County logo. Once you register, you can set your preferences to receive alerts via Twitter's web site, SMS messages to your cell phone (your cell phone carrier's charges apply), RSS feeds to your computer's Internet browser, or e-mail.
How do I subscribe to Atlantic County's RSS Feeds?
You can go to the RSS Feed page from the links below and there will be a subscribe button at the top.
Emergency Alert Feed
What is an RSS Feed?
RSS (the most common translation is now "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored web sites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. From WikiPedia: "Twitter" 5/04/2009.
Most browser have RSS readers built in.
What does Atlantic County post to its RSS Feeds?
Atlantic County has an RSS feed for all of its emergency alerts, press releases and county event notices. It is another fast, easy way to stay informed.