Twitter has been around for a long while. It is very popular thing right now. Everyone is twittering! I just start twittering in last about two weeks. I am very addictive.
What is Twitter?
According to the freedictionary.com:
v. twit·tered, twit·ter·ing, twit·ters
1. To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
a. To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip.
b. To giggle nervously; titter.
3. To tremble with nervous agitation or excitement.
To utter or say with a twitter: twittered a greeting.
a. The light chirping sound made by certain birds.
b. A similar sound, especially light, tremulous speech or laughter.
2. Agitation or excitement; flutter.
So Twitter.com would fit the definition of verb: 2.a and 3 and noun: b
From the site itself:
A global community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing?
Twitter is very simple and easy. I would say it is a micro-blogging. Even though it asks one simple question: What are you doing?, I only don’t tell them what I am doing. I also post sites that interests me. I tell them what sites I am reading or looking at. I love sharing cool websites with people. Something that they should not miss those websites out. Twitter is a good place where you can post them. But it has limited characters every twitter you send. It is 140 characters. I say it makes sense because text messaging have limited characters as well. Twitter can be sent via SMS aka text messaging, IM and on the Web.
Now you probably would not see me blogging here often. It is because I twitter on that twitter.com.
A few years ago, we share info, telling what we are doing starting with pager to cell phone to email to IM to blog to RSS to myspace. Now the next thing is Twitter. Remember we did with pager, it takes a while to reply back and forth. Right? But Email and IM got better but still take time as well. Because we don’t always get on. But of course with the new mobile devices, things gets better. But now Twitter, you can get notifications every minute on either one of any: IM, Email, or SMS (or text messaging). You can send twitters anytime (day and night) via IM or text messaging. That is like zero interuption like others. It is amazing. Of course, it is hard to track all twitters on public timeline because everyone is twittering every second. But thank god for follows/friends where you can track your friends…
That is unfortunate for me because I am very addicted to it. Well, it may sound strange when i said unfortunate. I don’t mean it is a bad thing. It is actually good. Heh. I absolutely love Twitter. You can check my twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/deantobias or on mobile device, m.30boxes.com/twapper/deantobias. Also, you can see my RSS on the right sidebar on my blog.
There are many ways you can twitter. I will have to collect them and post them here. You can read two links here: You can read two links: One is The Top 5 Ways Smart People Use Twitter; Second: 5 Ways to Use Twitter for Good – lifehack.org. There is another great website called Twittervision. You can watch and eye-tening (listening) what they have to said on twitter. The site is http://www.twittervision.com.
Watch out for more Twitter stuff coming. I hope I will not take that long to post new entry on “More on Twitter.”
But in the meantime, feel free to check that twitter site out here. It is free. SIgn up and I hope to see YOU there and start twittering!
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