Accessible Twitter is an alternative to the Twitter.com web site. It is designed to be easier to use and is optimized for users with disabilities. Although it is still in the Alpha Stage, people are able to access most of the functions offered by the original Twitter site.
Beginners Guide to Social Media
This introduction to the Web 2.0 world lists most of the popular social networking sites. The resources are grouped into categories and offer an explanation of what each site is used for.
Common Craft is a small online community consulting company owned by Lee and Sachi LeFever in Seattle, Washington, USA. They started making short videos in 2007 and use paper cutouts and simple white backgrounds to explain things without technical jargon. Examples related to social media include: Twitter in Plain English, Wikis in Plain English, Social Media in Plain English and more.
Emerging Technologies: Social Media and People with Disabilities
This website discusses the increasing impact of social media tools in the lives of people with disabilities. It provides a brief overview of websites like Facebook and Twitter and offers some helpful tips for newcomers to social media.
Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0
This brief resource will help you familiarize yourself with the general concept of Web 2.0 and the many technologies that fall into this category.
Getting Started with Social Media - A Guide and Resource List
This guide is intended for users who are new to social media. The guide offers a strategic way to approach social media in order to get the full benefit of the available technology.
Mashable: The Social Media Guide
This Website is a social media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. It ranks as one of the largest blogs on the Internet.
Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use
This blog post offers links to presentations and articles focusing on using social media for non-profits.
Teaching Degree.org Blog
A blog post titled 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media. The blog contains information about the basics of social media and ways to share that information with students. It also provides tools and articles as a resource guide for educators.
The Social Divide
This article focuses on specific problems people with disabilities may face with the new wave of social media tools and offers ways to overcome these barriers.