Do you get Twitter?

Here is where you sign up for Twitter.

It’s called “micro-blogging.” Only 140 characters per post.

Those who are able to read your posts are limited to those who follow you. You can control who follows you or you can throw the doors open for everybody who wants to read your posts.

You can check it when ever you want to from the Twitter.com page or you can use one of many free standing programs that will update automatically.

You can use it with the text messaging of your cell phone (not a good idea if you don’t have unlimited messaging.)

You can exchange direct messages between you and someone else that will only be seen by you and that person.

Who uses Twitter?

Barack Obama’s campaign

The Wichita Eagle, to notify you when they post new stories

Ron Sylvester does live up dates from Wichita court cases he is covering for the Eagle

CNN

The Onion

Darth Vader (and many other famous fictional people although there is a suspicion that it is not really them)

Lou Heldman

And me.

If You want more information, try this article.

For a story about one person’s experience with Twitter try this link.

If you want to give it a shot, follow me and I will follow you.

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One Response to Do you get Twitter?

  1. kirvana says:

    I enjoy Twitter for its breaking news feeds and events commentary by journalists bored to death at school board meetings.

    I’m trying to find my own niche in the experience. I might be twittering the results, via cell phone, of Wellington’s election night this Tuesday.

    Until then, it’s random updates of what I’m doing personally and professionally.

    Which is Ok. I love hearing about both from everyone in the journalism world.

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