Twitter – Introduction
You are already addicted to telling the world what you’re up to in 140 characters or less for long on popular micro-blogging platform twitter, or rather a late comer like me who recently got into, and a bit confused in the beginning. And behold, there would be newbie’s in tons every passing day. The idea is to feed the newcomers with palatable tips and tricks about the benefits of social networking and bookmarking, introduce them to everyday jargon tossed around in different tweets or blog posts, offer them an earning opportunity as quality tweeters.
Veteran tweeters could share their expertise by feeding a few comments kept secret up their sleeves. Newbie’s could learn and get rid of their apprehensions, if any. Win and win for one and all!
First let me define these three beautiful words, and many more closely associated with them, for those who are not yet familiar.
A tweet is a post or status update on twitter, a popular micro-blogging platform. The act of sending a tweet is referred to as tweeting. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers. Twitter followers who are your friends on multiple social networks are referred to as tweeps. A retweet is a repeated tweet. It is sometimes used in a reply to allow everyone to see the original tweet. It is also used to forward a message onto one’s own followers.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Twitter is often referred to as a micro-blog because it allows people to update their status using only 140 characters.
Tweeter is a person who tweets. Twitter users are referred to as tweeples.
As a closing remark, I would say twitter is many different things to many different people. Don’t expect dramatic messages all the time. It can be used by family and close friends for social messaging like your whereabouts and your engagements throughout the day. It’s a business coordinator for a company. It’s a business tool and a marketing utility for many to influence their followers. Media may use it to keep people informed. A celebrity builds up a fan base. Politicians who are elected or aspiring to become elected use it to broadcast their views and increase their support base. Opinion makers make impact on their followers. In short, communicate and stay connected! At the end, it is nice to be followed by hundreds of people from all walks of life and all over the world, who is interested in what you think and say, or rather tweet. So, keep tweeting!
@goldenTwine Kolkata, India
Founder, GoldenTwine Informatics, Entrepreneur, website designer and developer, Internet marketer, social media enthusiast, blogger. Follow back, if not vulgar.
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