I would like to point out at this stage, that while there are lot of things I don’t get, there are similarly a lot of things that I do get 🙂
Like Twitter … Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its 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). Thanks to Wikipedia for that description, don’t you just love Wikipedia 🙂
My cousin who actually introduced me to Twitter some months ago now, still doesn’t get it, she is always asking me questions. Like RT – how many times can you explain that? RT is to ReTweet someone else’s post that you have read and found interesting or felt that it might be beneficial to others. Which is just a forward in email terms. And yet she still would say, whats that again? Obviously there is more to Twitter than just posting texts but you just have to learn and read about it.
Followfriday – she proclaimed she still didn’t understand that, I explained that #followfriday is just for you to recommend to other users interesting people that you follow. I thought she got it, but after Friday I’m not sure 🙂
I don’t even want to discuss hashtags hehe
Anyway this wasn’t supposed to be a twitter guide, there are plenty of those around – Mashable has alot of posts about Twitter here… http://mashable.com/category/twitter-lists/ Very interesting, I follow Mashable on Twitter and Facebook.