What is Twitter?
Twitter is like.. tiny messages, about the size of your facebook status or mobile text messages, “microblogging”.. there are facebook/myspace/rss apps, etc so that when you update your twitter, it automatically updates your facebook status, myspace profile, your website blog, etc, etc.. you can even send updates via your mobile phone “stuck at the airport”.. “heading to Thai Fusion for dinner @ 8pm”.. blah blah.. so you can keep family/friends in the loop or you can use it for business.. “just updated my website.. just added a new article”.. “need help with blah.. “..
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?
Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people using the web, your phone, or IM.
Here’s a theory that’s emerged from my web communication experiment: Twitter isn’t a communication tool, it’s a publication. Twitter is a publication because it provides me with a flow of information — some it fascinating, some of it entirely useless, some it deep, some of it trite, but it’s a classic example of the whole being SO much greater than the sum of it’s parts — and you can’t appreciate this until you are following the right mix of people whose thoughts, ideas, sentiments, life experiences, and totally random banter are interesting to you.
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts, ranging up to 140 characters long.
Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people. For some, it’s a virtual water cooler. For others, it’s a great way to get answers to questions. Since I started using Twitter, I have more than doubled my blog traffic over the last several months, and I can tell you how.
– Chris Brogan – Problogger Guest Writer What is your definition of Twitter.. how would you explain Twitter to someone who isn’t using it? Leave your comments below :)
And Darren / ProBlogger recently asked the question “Why do you love Twitter” and posted a video with all the responses: