Twitter describes itself as, “a micro blogging 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?”
Hashtags: helping you find interesting Tweets: People use the hashtag symbol # before relevant keywords in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets to show more easily in Twitter Search. Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets in that category. Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet. Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics
1. Be willing to engage and follow other people. 2. Don’t chat. 3. Twitter is public. Duh. 4. Take a break. 5. Go easy on self promotion.
Twitter as a news breaker . Twitter as a feed reader (for more important feeds) . Twitter as a marketing tool. Twitter as a tracking device . Twitter as a tool to communicate during conferences.