E-Marketing in Minneapolis David Vinge, eMarketing Dashboard : What is Twitter and How Should I Use It?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What is Twitter and How Should I Use It?

Twitter is a free service that allows users to publish short messages of 140 characters or less. These messages are read by "followers" — people who make a conscious decision to subscribe to your messages and have them delivered to their own Twitter home pages.

Each message you post is known as a "Tweet." In the social media and social networking industry, Twitter facilitates a process known as microblogging or microsharing. Every user is identified by putting an "@" sign in front of their name (for instance: @cglynch).

Joining Twitter has value for many people, but it can also be a waste of time if you don't understand how the medium works and how best to utilize it.

Read more in this great article on CIO: "Twitter: How to Get Started Guide for Business People."

1 comment:

David Vinge said...

Another related article: "Twitter Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts" at http://www.cio.com/article/480318/Twitter_Etiquette_Five_Dos_and_Don_ts_