By Kristyn, age 20, Massachusetts
Sweet Designs Staff Intern

What's Twitter? What's a Tweet? And how do you do it? A lot of you may have these questions dealing with the new popular social networking site called Twitter.

Twitter is similar to Facebook, but it's a different kind of network. It takes a little bit of practice to learn how to operate a Twitter account. Since this network is still fairly new, it's not as self-explanatory as Facebook. However, it's a great way to receive and follow updates from your friends, local newscasts, and even your favorite celebrity!

Celebrities? you may think, but it's true! All you have to do is go to www.twitter.com, and then create a user login name with an email and password. You can also upload a thumbnail image of your face, and upload almost any wallpaper you want to your account.

Next, go to the upper right hand corner and click on 'find people'. You can type in one of your friend's names, almost any company, or even 'Britney Spears'. So, let's say you type in 'Britney Spears', and you click on her profile. If you click 'follow her', then you will receive her updates to your profile. These updates will consist of anything she does during that day that she writes about - it's really cool! A lot of celebrities have these, and it's cool to see what they're doing. If you're lucky they may even follow your updates. To make sure it's really a celebrity, look in their profile in the upper right hand corner and see if it says "verified account". This means that their profile is legit, and it's not a fake user.

Twitter isn't for everyone. However, for people who like to stay involved in the news media and other people's business, Twitter is for you!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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