- What is Twitter?
- Are there special technical requirements for its use?
- What can I expect to receive from Statistics Canada's Twitter feed?
- Is Twitter available in French?
- Are there alternatives to Twitter to accomodate the visually impaired and visitors with special needs?
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service hosted on the Internet and available to all. It allows its users to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, called 'tweets', of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to the user's profile, sent to their followers and can be found using the Twitter search function.
No. All you need to use Twitter is an Internet connection.
Statistics Canada tweets the latest releases from The Daily, Statistics Canada's official release bulletin; information on survey collection activities and census activities; information on new products and services; recruitment opportunities at Statistics Canada; announcements on new website features; and announcements on seminars and conferences.
Yes. The Twitter interface is available in French. In order to access it, you must modify your profile settings.
Are there alternatives to Twitter to accomodate the visually impaired and visitors with special needs?
Yes. Follow this link for an example of an alternative available to Twitter users in term of accessibility.* Please note that there may be other options.
* Accessibility is an approach to website design intended to accommodate site usage using different browsers and settings particularly required by the visually impaired and visitors with special needs.