Using Twitter is very simple and remarkably effective. It’s a fun and often highly informative way to keep in touch with not just friends, family and colleagues, but with business partners too and even potential new customers.
Twitter is described as a ‘micro-blog’ and uses a maximum of 140 characters in every update – although there are now ‘bolt-on’ sites that allow for a little extra space if there’s more to be said than would fit into the ‘micro’ format. Each new update is called a Tweet and people who use Twitter are called Tweeters. Friends and followers are called Tweeps.
It’s all thanks to that little blue bird which makes up the Twitter logo. It’s pretty much on everything and really unmistakable.
Pictures and links can be posted to Twitter as well as notifications of Facebook, and other social media or webpage updates. This makes it very flexible and useful for meeting people who share the same interests, whether for social networking purposes or for obtaining more hits to certain websites, or selling and marketing products.
Keeping customers up to date on what’s happening with a new product or an idea is just as important as keeping friends and family updated on what you thought of that movie you just saw or what you had for lunch.
It doesn’t have to get complicated. Some applications that use Twitter can even allow for certain Tweets to be posted to your account at set times of the day or night and this kind of automation is a huge bonus if there are just not enough hours in a busy schedule to sit at the computer.
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