Chapter 5: Getting Social with Twitter and iMessage
In This Chapter
Using Twitter on iPad
Creating an iMessage account
Utilizing iMessage to address, create, and send messages
Deleting a conversation
Unless you’ve spent the last few years working in Antarctica without a radio, you know that Twitter is a social networking service referred to as a microblog, because it involves only short posted messages. Twitter was incorporated into iOS 5, so you can now tweet people from within the Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, and Maps apps. You can also download the free Twitter app and use it to post tweets whenever you like.
iMessage is another new feature in iOS 5 (available through the preinstalled Messages app) for instant messaging (IM). IM involves sending a text message to somebody’s iPhone (using their phone number) or iPod touch or iPad (using their e-mail address) to carry on an instant conversation. (Note that iMessage will also be available on your Mac with the Mountain Lion version of the operating system.)
In this chapter, I introduce you to ways in which iPad makes use of Twitter ...