Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them.
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Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can send and receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS (receive only), or through applications such as Tweetie, Twitterrific, Twitterfon, TweetDeck and feedalizr. The service is free to use over the web, but using SMS may incur phone services provider fees.
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Twitter, created by Cornell student Jack Dorsey, has received extensive visibility and popularity worldwide. It is often described as the "SMS of Internet", in that the site provides the back-end functionality (via its APIs) to other desktop and web-based applications to send and receive short text messages, often obscuring the actual website itself.
Ok now that you get the picture I want to tell you why you too should join the phenomenon. I love twitter and am a twitterholic @Medini. I had to pause my twittering to write this post.
You too will LOVE twitter if :
- You like to make friends
- You like to see what someone else is doing
- You like to say something you are passionate about
- You like to network with like minded people
- You like to keep a tab on how your industry twitters
- You like to engage in conversations
- You like to waste time - time that you could be working ! :)
- You like having fun
- You like to increase your friends circle beyond your zip code
and Lastly # 10 You are a voyeur !
Happy Twittering ! Say hello to me at @Medini