• What is Twitter?

    Angelina Ivanova
    Angelina Ivanova
    October 4, 2011
    What is Twitter?

    Twitter is a service that many have heard about! But still not everyone knows what Twitter is, what it is for and how to use it.

    Twitter Features

    Twitter is a system for microblogging. That is, a user who has registered on this service has the ability to send short (up to 140 characters) text notes to the public. Posted messages will be available to all.

    After learning about what Twitter is, I want to understand how it works. In fact, everything is simple: the user sends a short text, in which, as a rule, he tells everyone what he is doing, what is happening at the moment, or reports on the news. Those registered users to whom you are interested, have the opportunity to subscribe to the distribution of messages from you and see them always in their feed. The same posts can come in the form of messages on a mobile phone. Such communication takes place in real time.

    In addition, Twitter can also use personal messages that will not be visible to other users.But the peculiarity lies in the fact that you can send a personal message only to the one who “watches” you.

    It is not necessary to write private messages if you want to respond to the publication of another person. Just start the answer with the @ icon, followed by the nickname of the person and write your comment. But your answer will be visible not only to the addressee, but generally to everyone.

    Why Twitter is needed

    Suppose you have your blog on the Internet, you are actively using social networks (vkontakte, facebook and others), chatting with instant messages on Skype or in ICQ. What else do you need, why do you need Twitter?

    No need to compare Twitter with a simple blog. Here you have the opportunity to receive new information, meet interesting people with whom, perhaps, you would never have met. After all, on Twitter to communicate with a person you do not need to add him as a friend. After a few of your comments on the publication of a particular person, he will certainly pay attention to you.

    Express your opinion to everyone, share thoughts and impressions, show yourself to the world. Read public people. After all, Twitter is ahead of the rest of the network services by the number of active famous users in it.

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