Incase you can comprehend the title
a) you are a killer cryptographer \m/ (or)
b) you are one among the millions who use twitter!
I dedicate to this “twspecial twost” to many of my not-so-twitsavvy pals who I think should use Twitter ,which is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.Well..This is just a nice way of saying “I’m fed up of explaining twitter on our private chats”,with all due respect my dear friends 😀
To begin with.. Twitter is analogous to almost all social networks – facebook,flickr,youtube,digg et al.,. Simply put, its a place to shout out what’s on your mind,what you think of the state-of-affairs,what’s going on in your life,what you’re eating at the moment 😛 (@having),what you are reading,an interesting weblink you just clicked,what song you’re listening to,whether is laundry day or if you are bungee jumping or parasailing …. Guess you get the point!
The thing that makes twitter unique is the 140 character limit imposed on every tweet(your message) that you send.
>>Dufus : This is my first tweet.Its supposed to be interesting. link
08:30 PM Sep 13th from web
If someone (Simp) finds your tweet useful (incase you send out an interesting link/ info ) they can “retweet” (RT) yours.
>>Simp : RT @Dufus : This is my first tweet.Its supposed to be interesting. link
08:35 PM Sep 13th from Twhirl in reply to Dufus
On your public timeline(wat u see after u login) you see all the tweets sent by the people who you follow(friends / your fellow tweeps).
In case you wanna answer to one of ur friends you simply hit the reply button & type the reply.
>>Simp: @Dufus Wow that was damn interesting!
08:537PM Sep 13th from Twhirl in reply to Dufus
This implies that only dufus gets to see the message,simp sent (and those who follow both dufus & you-your mutual friends) Using @ helps people who are mentioned to keep track of tweets where they’re mentioned!Its good to mention ppl using their handles(twitter names) when referencing them in tweets.
>>Dufus: Hello @nitwit @macho @nerdy Come over to my house party #tweetdown
09:35 PM Sep 13th from Tweetdeck
However this is visible to all your friends(if there’s even a space /any character(s) before the @ )
Coming to the # tag…This is used in the searching of tweets containing the word after the #. Simply put..you can track all the proceedings of a meet from ALL users(not only ur friends) if they don’t fail to include the # tag in their every tweet regarding the meet/watsoever!
Incase you wanna say something more personal..Use the direct message option,None but the receiver will know.
Here’s a compilation of answers to #whatistwitter ?, by some of the @people I know on the best microblogging service 😀
The red jots – my best effort to highlight some of the features.
And my answer to this #whatistwitter is this :- Its a repository of information..since you share everything here,which makes it my shared notes,newsfeeds,foxmarks,public chat,poll daddy..More than all this its a place for like minded individuals to network,find friends & reach wide.
Twitter is not only popular among business people,moms,IT pros,bloggers,..But also among many many celebrities…Some of those who I follow are ShashiTharoor,Chetan_Bhagat,mileycyrus,bdutt..! It is quite an excellent way to interact with people who you normally can’t imagine having a conversation with..Although it isn’t normal for all celebs to reply to all tweets directed to them…there ARE celebs who reply sometimes \m/Watch this amazing slideshow …