Social Bookmarking Guide: Twitter
Twitter is a micro blogging platform that allows users to communicate by using Tweets. The tweets is a short text messages that is shown on the
homepage of the user account. Twitter only allow up to 140 characters in the profile page. The tweets is available to the followers who subscribe to the
person's account. They can also be found by performing a search for certain keywords in the search box in Twitter. Users can follow each individual
author or a list of authors.
The users are allowed to tweets through Twitter website, or Twitter applications. If you have a SMS device, you can also use it to send and receive
tweets from your friends. If you send tweets through twitter website or Twitter application, you will not be charged. However, Tweets that are send
through SMS will be charged with a small fee in the phone bill.
Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey in 2006. Since Twitter is launched, it has become increasingly popular. It currently have approximately 100 million
users around the globe. Due to the huge amount of traffic, each tweet that you sent is guaranteed to receive good exposure. Many large and small
business had used Twitter to promote their products. Using twitter allows you to save money on traditional advertising such as television, radio, and
magazines. The cost for putting up a traditional advertisement is very expensive. Small business who has little capital are unable to afford the cost of
traditional advertising. Therefore, they use Twitter to increase the visibility of their company.
Twitter is different than other social bookmarking site because it allows you to engage in conversation with other followers. If you constantly
communicate with your followers, they will know you better. Once they know you, they will put their trust in you. You will be able to easily recommend
your product or services to them. Without this feature, the followers may be less receptive to your promotion.
Before you can use Twitter, you need to have an account with them. After