What Is Twitter?

Filed in Social Media 101, Twitter by on April 14, 2009 1 Comment

Here is a short video our friends at Common Craft created to explain Twitter.

Much like a hammer, Twitter is a tool.

It is an online tool for posting short messages (140 characters in length) to the internet. That’s it. Nothing more – nothing less.

But like any tool, Twitter can be used for various purposes. The same hammer can be used to hang a picture in your living room or build a house. The tool itself is indifferent.

Twitter is the same way. It can be used to keep in touch with friends or family, get on-the-ground breaking news from reporters, or used to market your products and services.

*Photo by Darren Hester

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