What Is Twitter Twitter is
a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets (Wikipedia 26/03/08)
How Can I Use Twitter?
Engage in Conversations Be Entertained and Entertain Your Followers Get the Latest News Ask Your Community for Answers Get the latest Links to Relevant Blog Posts, Articles, Viral Videos
Tweeting to Others ‘Hit reply
and @username’ is at the beginning of the Tweet Place the ‘@username’ in the middle or the End of the Tweet Place multiple @usernames in the Tweet If you don’t want it to be public you can send the user a Direct Message (DM)
Favorites Favorite tweets that you
want to bookmark, share with others at a later date. It also enables your followers another way to find interesting new people to follow
Trending Topics & The Hashtag
When people are sending tweets about or from certain events or about specific topics they put ‘#location’ or ‘#topic’ at the end of their tweet.
Other Sites Bit.ly – shortens
your links so that you have enough room to write and share a link TwitPic – Email or Upload images to your twitterfeed Blip.fm – Share music with your friends Topify.com – Email notifications of new followers