Monday, March 21, 2011

Little Brief Exlanation about

Twitter is making big waves these days and has been throughout 2007. If you haven’t heard of Twitter, it’s kind of like Instant Messaging but different and better.

In their own words:

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own. Possibilities are endless!


You have 140 characters to answer the question, “What are you doing?”


So what’s the point?

Well, people want to know what you’re doing, what you think, where you’re at, what you’ve found, what you’re watching on TV, what you’ve written, what you’re listening to, are you awake or sleeping, are you going out or staying in, what you like or dislike, answering others questions, on and on.

How Do I Tweet?

You use a computer or mobile device. It’s all at You have four tabs on your Twitter home page – Recent – Replies – Archives – Everyone. The default tab Recent will list the recent tweets from the folks you follow. Replies are people who have sent you Tweets. Archives list everything you’ve typed in the 140 character text box and sent. Everyone is, well, everyone on Twitter, and it helps you find other interesting people and what they’re Twittering about.

How Do I Follow Someone?

Start with your friends and family or go looking for Tweeters in the stuff you’re interested in or not interested in, which can turn out to be something you’re interested in. If you read a blog or blogs and admire the blog’s author, maybe the blogger has a link on their blog to their Twitter profile. Click on their profile to follow them. Or you could just start tweeting to no one and get a feel for it. Then go out and find tweeters by using the tools listed in this article.

Your first Tweet in the 140 character box could be:

  • Hello Word or
  • Hi my name is or
  • Good morning Tweets or
  • I’m in L.A. anyone available for lunch or
  • I found this cool link if you like or
  • Does anybody have this type of phone that I have? It’s a Fabulous Phone 500 and I think it’s broken.
  • I think you get the idea.