What is Twitter?
What started off as a micro-blogging service has become a social messaging platform. Twitter enables users to send and read “tweets”, which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets. Unregistered users can only read it. Twitter is accessed through the website, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter is now one of the most-visited websites, and is described as the SMS of the Internet.
If we already have cell phones, SMS, Face Book and blogging, why should we consider Twitter?
For the many business uses, like sending out news briefs or advertising the latest job opening, as well as personal uses for Twitter, such as:
This is Twitter’s first use and still one of the best uses. It is easy to make a quick-tweet telling the world what you are doing, where you are and what you are looking at. Twitter keeps friends and family from every corner of the world connected in their daily lives.
To receive instant answers, you can ask varied questions to the Twitter universe. Anything from who is ahead in the Tour De France to when did the first man walk on the moon. The more Twitter friends you have, the more detailed info you will receive.
Finding a job
Besides announcing on Twitter to the world that you are seeking a job, many companies use Twitter to advertise vacancies.
Just about everyone from newspapers to magazines to TV stations and cable news, are accepting Twitter as the best thing since drive-thru restaurants. Twitter an easy way to keep track of news.
Arranging a time and place for a meeting is like a conference call via text messaging on Twitter.
Announcing your rage
Let out your frustration when you are having one of those days when everything is going wrong, every idiot is on the road and service wherever is appalling. You can tweet your rage to millions of people.
Follow your favorite team
Twitter is a great way to connect with your team. Many players are on Twitter, but you are also kept you updated on the latest and greatest. Get regular score updates and commentary to go along with it.
Those are just a few of many handy uses for Tweeting. Others include Movie reviews, following politicians, interactive games and much more.
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