Tarek Chaaban

Tarek Chaaban, M.Sc's official blog. It contains current web project portfolio, posts regarding his Canadian army experience, news, sports articles, and web tutorials on programming and using social networking technologies.

Understanding Twitter


So “What are you doing?” This is what Twitter is all interested in knowing. Isn’t it simple enough to just mention and post. Hey! But wait a minute, why are you even doing this? Who would be interested anyway in what you have been doing? Sounds boring and useless isn’t it??

Well if you think so then you are unaware of the micro blogging potential. Twitter is a micro blogging platform that allows you to share information within 140 characters. This ensures that you include only the valuable part of the information and cut the unwanted flab knowledge. It is a social media that helps you to connect to people in no time. Each post is referred to as a “Tweet”.

Tweets are not similar to IM the latter can’t be shared in public domain. You can follow people and in turn people can follow you. Basically anyone can be followed by anyone to everyone. Wow this sounds interesting!

Now comes the interesting part, who is interested in your tweets. Your followers and prospect followers could be interested in the information you are trying to share through tweets. Generally people who share common or similar interests would become your followers in Twitter or you would follow them. Eventually, you would end up sharing tweets with them.

People can re-tweet your posts and reply to you. That is when it becomes more interactive and interesting. You can make numerous friends on Twitter in just no time.

All you would require to get going is an account. You can create a free account online and include your picture, viz. an optional feature. You can jazz up your profile and enter all information.You can also access Twitter through various applications like TweetLater. Such applications manage your account and let you save your tweets as a draft and publish it in future.

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