Over the past few months, we’ve been inundated with emails and SMS’s requesting information about Twitter...you know, the ‘status update’ service that’s all the buzz right now. Most people want to find out what Twitter is, and especially how it works. We’ve also noticed that once we guide people on how to use Twitter, the next question they ask us is, “what’s the point of having Twitter if you’re on Facebook 24/7?”
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Now that question got the IT heads here at The Insyder nodding their heads in approval and also scratching them (their heads, you idiot!) in puzzlement. I must admit, rarely do our IT heads get puzzled by viewer mail, but this here conundrum got them acting as if they’ve got severe Changez dandruff (yes Changerians, I said it!). So our IT heads came up to me and whispered (they didn’t want to shout to all and sundry that they were faced with a problem they couldn’t solve) to me, “why not have a Twitter Special on your blogsite and help us get reader mail so that we can crack this problem?” And I was like, “hmmmmmm...”
I really had to admit, our IT heads had stumbled upon a great idea. This here idea motivated me to start the first ever; The Insyder Twitter Week. This entire week, we’ll be dedicating most of our content to demystify the Twitter buzz. So here goes...
Twitter is a free 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 which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or applications such as Tweetie, Twitterrific, Twitterfon, TweetDeck and feedalizr. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.