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iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition by Nancy Muir

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Chapter 5: Getting Social with Twitter and iMessage

In This Chapter

check.png Using Twitter on iPad

check.png Creating an iMessage account

check.png Utilizing iMessage to address, create, and send messages

check.png 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 ...

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