What is Twitter?
Twitter is a social networking site with millions of users worldwide. Twitter's appeal is in it fast pace and the speed at which tweets are received. You can follow updates from hundreds of fellow Twitter users including celebrities and other public figures. A tweet has a maximum of 140 characters making it an interesting platform to use, requiring the person writing a tweet to experiment with clever language, or just tweet and tweet and tweet and tweet. Whilst Twitter can be a great way to espress yourself and find similar people or just funny Tweets, it can also be misused.
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.
To send a tweet to someone, type the person's username in the format "@username" (without quotes). Enter the username at the beginning of the tweet to send an @reply, or enter it within the tweet to send a mention. Direct messages are ideal if you want to say something to a follower privately.
Twitter happens in real time, 24 hours a day. Don’t use it just to sell goods and services (people soon get tired of the hard sell) and you should soon be picking up new online acquaintances almost daily. Have fun with it, but like any social media once you've posted your message it could go anywhere - so proceed with a little caution.