What is Twitter?

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Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.

Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

Micro-blogging is defined as a quick update usually containing a very limited number of characters. It is a popular feature of social networks like Facebook where you can update your status, but it has become best known because of Twitter.

In essence, micro-blogging is for people who want a blog but don’t want to blog. A personal blog can keep people informed on what is going on in your life, but not everyone wants to spend an hour crafting a beautiful post about the vibrant colors seen on a butterfly spotted in the front time. Sometimes, you just want to say “went shopping for a new car but didn’t find anything” or “watched Dancing With the Stars and Warren Sapp sure can dance.”

That’s where Twitter comes into the picture. It’s a great place for keeping people informed on what you are up to without the need to spend a lot of time crafting an entire post on the subject. You just say what’s up and leave it at that.

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How to Tweet Your RSS Feed?

If you want to have an RSS feed automatically tweeted to your Twitter account as it is published you can use a service called TwitterFeed to do this. It allows you to customise how often to post on your behalf.

How can I put Twitter updates in Facebook?

To link Twitter with Facebook, you must:

Step 1: Search for “Twitter” in Facebook's search field.

Step 2: The first result should be the one you are looking for.

How To Find Twitter Users in Your Niche?

Finding people that use Twitter who are interested in your niche is actually quite easy. You just have to get a little creative with a Twitter Search Engine.

Can I Organize Twitter Followers?

You can not organize your twitter followers from Twitter. There is a utility called CrowdStatus that allows you to categorize your Twitter followers into crowds so you could have a crowd for work colleagues, another for family and so on.

How to Setup Twitter Notifications?

It's always nice to know when people are talking about you. On the web and in the blogosphere you can setup a Google alert but that does not cover Twitter.

How do you get twitter followers?

There are lots of ways. First of all if you have a web presence such as a website or blog, make sure you advertise your Twitter profile prominently.

Can you delete your ‘tweets’ on Twitter?

Yes! There is a little trash can icon to the right of your tweet once it's in the feed. You can also favorite your tweets via the star icon.

Can I Change My Twitter Username?

If you need to change your Twitter username, you can do so by visiting your Twitter account Settings page and entering a new username in the Username box. Keep in mind, a Twitter username can only be 15 characters in length and cannot contain spaces.

How many people are on Twitter?

One reliable source for the number of Twitter users is Twitdir. TwitDir is a Twitter users (some call them twitter’ers) directory.

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