140 Characters

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It’s a brave new world out there, one where most of us are becoming old pros at reducing our thoughts, feelings, and daily activities to blips on the Twitter scale.

We’re getting better and better at fitting fully formed, well worded, meaning laden messages into the 140 character limit of Twitter.  So how do you use it?

Is Twitter a conscious place for you, somewhere to make sure you’re getting across a certain impression?  Is it somewhere you go for support from like-minded users, for help with fitness and weight loss, or for a laugh?  For me, it’s just a place to share the little stuff, the thoughts that cross my mind during the day and aren’t nearly enough to constitute a good blog post.  Being a blogger and, as such, the sort of person who shares pretty much everything online, Twitter is just one more place for me to build a network of friends who think like me.

It’s also a place to find a jobpropose marriage, enter giveaways, and promote your latest book/project/blog/movie.  It’s becoming more and more necessary to establish a Twitter presences for anyone working online, looking to build web traffic, or wanting to establish relationships with big business.  Major and minor companies worldwide are using Twitter to communicate with customers and fans.

So how do you Tweet, and why?

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4 Responses to “140 Characters”
  1. spabettie says:

    great post – I tweet like you – some things I want to share that I know I won’t include in my blog (or sometimes DO NOT want to…), I promote a special post or giveaway on my blog, I keep up with actual friends and new virtual friends.

    I sometimes think about how awkward it was to start… (what do I say?) and now how I jump on and (seemingly) have so much to say! 🙂

  2. I’m new to twitter and admit I’m having trouble with getting into it. I initially followed too many people and felt really overwhelmed with all their tweets! Perhaps I’ll give it another try soon. Great post!

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