Twitter as a social network<br /><ul><li>Social network websites function like online community of internet users all over the world.
Twitter is a website owned and operated by twitter which offers a social networking service.
It is sometimes described as the “SMS” of the internet. </li></li></ul><li>Why choosing Twitter as tool <br />Twitter is a very important tool in our everyday working and learning.<br />It gives us opportunities to share different resources i.e we can share pictures ,videos, music ,documents and many more.<br />Twitter is applicable in my work and it gives many opportunities at the work place. <br />
Advantages / Pros of Twitter<br />With Twitter you can read and send messages called tweets.<br />With twitter you can share and discover current trends and brands anywhere in the world anytime you want.<br />You can also learn about other cultures and languages worldwide.<br />Twitter is easy to join this makes it easy to communicate with the world. <br />
Advantages/pros of twitter cont’d<br /><ul><li>Even if one is asynchronous messages will be received .
Unlike facebook, which insists that you use your real name while doing a debatable job .You can fill your profile at your on discretion without the mandate to share personal information .
Twitter limits its updates to 140 characters so there is no need to launch into long winded prose and there is only one main screen so you never have to search around for what you are looking for.</li></li></ul><li>Disadvantages of Twitter<br />Because twitter is so easy to join , virtually everyone has a twitter account so their server turns to go overloaded easily.<br />Its not uncommon to have trouble connecting to twitter’s site <br />Because it is so simple to use ,there is little sophistication to the presentation .<br />
Disadvantages of twitter cont’d<br /><ul><li>You may not have any idea to who really is following you due to twitter’s ability that you choose not to write your real name.
One can only use this tool when synchronous and has access to the internet . </li></li></ul><li>Applicability of the tool at my work place.<br />Allows us to communicate to each other on work related subjects without getting to the office.<br />When we need to talk to each other about urgent things and it will be sent to a colleague, a lot of inconveniences have been avoided .<br />As a trainer sharing of information is a key aspect of working , one need to keep up to date with the information.<br />