Twitter is a short 140 character update that only shows up in the stream of people that are following your Twitter profile.
In order for your updates to show up they have to click on the Follow button on your profile page.
What makes Twitter special?
- 140 character updates – text only. Links are permitted. This means the words you use are all important. In essence you get just the headline.
- Twitter is an up to the second service. Updates show up in the stream of people you are following the very second it is posted. This is why the news has adopted it. Live updates and questions for example.
- Hashtags allow for filter out of all other subjects from a particular stream. Let’s say you have a conversation going about your product just add #abcproduct to your tweets and then any search of that tag returns only what is relevant.
- Applications both online and on PCs can plug in to Twitter allowing you to submit and digest content on a variety of devices and channels.
Here is a short video presentation explaining how Twitter works. And for those that already have experience with it, perhaps we can soak up some of the easy-to-follow language to incorporate into more of our communication.
Created by the crew over at Commoncraft