Best Australian Blogs 2013 No 5: Interaction with Twitter



Sprite’s Site has a close connection with the social media Twitter and the iconic Twitter birds.

My Twitter handle is @jofrei

Naturally I use Twitter to receive and share information, to socialise, give and receive encouragement and to announce my blog posts.
I enjoy participating in Twitter chats particularly #gtchat and many of the posts on Sprite’s Site are related to #gtchat


Posts tagged with Twitter can be found at

Posts tagged with gtchat can be found at

Blog posts on Sprite’s Site have been used for #gtchat discussion starters or contributions such as the experiences of the Tweet family at  for introducing the chat session Coping when extended family doesn’t get giftedness
Sprite on the topic of homework for The Homework Dilemma

Sprite’s Site posts are quite often referenced in post chat write-ups on the Global GT Chat Powered by TAGT Blog

Sometimes Sprite’s Site posts are picked up by creators such as

Kim McNeill Gifted kids and Parents

Sonia Dabboussi   Gifted Success  


The Twitter Birds are also characters on Spite’s Site

The Twitter bird images were adapted from birds in a set of free Twitter Bird icons available at
The Twitter birds play an active part in the blog by bringing links of interesting websites and holding their own events such as weddings
going A-MAY-ing
and participating in creating challenges

Twitter Bird Bowers have been set up on Sprite’s Site to house the 100 plus musicians, poets, scientists and pirates
And during the 2012 Olympics Un-Olympics Bowers were also added to Sprite’s Site

We witnessed the wedding of Tweet and Retweet and are now following the story of The Tweet family and their gifted Tweetlets, Tweetil and Tweetelle, and their Great Aunt Hashtag.
The stories have covered subjects such as  parenting, giftedness issues, choosing schools, homeschooling and consultations with the Psych-Owl-Ogist

For the collection of posts relating to the Twitter Birds see


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One thought on “Best Australian Blogs 2013 No 5: Interaction with Twitter

  1. As moderator of Global #gtchat Powered by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, I can emphatically concur with Jo that we often use or link to Sprite’s Site as a source of information and occasionally for pure entertainment. Sprite’s creator has been one of the most prolific contributors to our chat and we always look forward to ‘seeing’ her avatar appear at chat. Kudos to Jo, Sprite and all the characters for an excellent blog … one I always look forward to reading!

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