Friday, April 27, 2007

Mobile Instant Messaging Meets Social Networking: Twitter - A Beginner's Guide

Robin Good has posted a
Twitter Guide discussing how people are using Twitter and why people do love/hate this service. Robin Good's conclusion was:

Love it or hate it Twitter is a force to be reckoned with, and provides a great many opportunities beyond simply telling the world what you ate for breakfast. By making it easy for people to send out short (140 characters or less) messages to their personal webpage, friends and followers, and even the Twitter community at large, the service makes for a compelling way to get the word out fast.

Whereas blog posts and emails tend to be longer-winded affairs, Twitter posts are closer in form to the SMS messages you send from your mobile phone, and in fact it is possible to access Twitter in this very way, in addition to using the Twitter website, Instant Messaging or one of the growing number of desktop applications available.

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