You've seen the little blue birds all over websites, but what is Twitter?
Twitter, created in 2006, is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers.
The 140 character limit on message length was initially set for compatibility with SMS messaging, and has brought to the web the kind of shorthand notation and slang commonly used in SMS messages.
So what does this picture have to do with Twitter? This is the creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
Do you have a Twitter account? If not, it is easy and fun! You can do it right from your computer! Plus, it is another form of communication with your blog readers. Here are a few things you will need to get started...
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If you get stuck, let me know and I will create a Twitter account for you and get it up and rolling. Once you are an official Twitterer, you can find me here.