Twitter.com has quickly become the best way to share information in real-time regarding current news, upcoming events and even personal day-to-day errands. The parameters of using this powerful networking tool can be a bit daunting to newbies, but once you get the hang of it – it’s easy and fun.
Anatomy of a Tweet
A tweet is the name given to the post that you will make on your account. The only ones who can see your tweets are those who are following you. As followers are not automatic, you will need to start following others to increase interest in you have to say. Once you create the interest, you will have followers.
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A tweet can be a maximum of 140 characters—so you will need to brush up on your emoticons and common acronyms used by Twitter communicators such as and HTH (Hope that helps).
Tips to Tweet By
Since the whole point of Twitter is to be followed; the best case scenario is for your tweets to be retweeted. This is when others resend your tweet with a note to their followers. A Retweet looks like this: “RT – note – original tweet.” If you are savvy in your tweets, you’ll keep this in mind and remember that there is still a 140 character limit. So if you want to be retweeted, you may want to keep your original tweet to 120 characters.
There are many other tricks and tips that will help you become a highly regarded user with many followers and clever tweets. Do some research and have fun.