What is Twitter?

twitterTwitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service started by Jack Dorsey in 2006. It enables users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets.

Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them.

This video may explain it better:

Who uses Twitter?

The Los Angeles Fire Department used Twitter during the California wildfires in October 2007. NASA have used it to update the public on its various space missions. Barack Obama used it extensively during his campaign and celebrities are now using it such as Stephen Fry.

Unfortunately Twitter is blocked in schools by the NCTE but do visit the sgcbusiness.com Twitter page .

Read about some young tweeters in Ireland.

Are you on Twitter?

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