End of last year I started twittering. Now 1216 tweets further and enjoying it more each day. My sister got me on Twitter and at the beginning she laughed at me, because I didn’t have any followers and I wasn’t following anyone. So for whom was I twittering? Only for myself? Well I had to do something about that! She explained me the basics for a good start and I continued my search. Before I tell you how you can integrate Twitter in your digital life, first let me explain what Twitter is. Twitter is in short microblogging. With a maximum of 140 characters you tell the world including your friends and family what you are up too. You can follow people whom you find interesting and be up to date about the ins&outs of the topics you like. I follow people who twitter about coaching, yoga, politics and capoeira. I also follow inspiring people and entrepeneurs who work in the field of communication, marketing, photography and a whole lot of different areas.
Are you in or still doubting? Before you start it is good to inform yourself!
Watch the presentation of Evan Williams on Ted.com
Starting with Twitter
Evan Williams speaks about a lot of different applications which were created by users after the launch of Twitter to make it more fun to use this microblogging tool. With these applications you can link Twitter to other social networks on which you are active.
1. Create a profile on www.twitter.com
2. For more background options, take a look on: www.mytweetspace.com
3. Next you can download the Digsby application, one among others, which you can use to connect all Instant messaging, E-mail notifications and Social networking you are using.
4. As soon as you have started you can also follow me if you like! My Twitter account is as follows: http://twitter.com/lovecookies
Enjoy this new social networking tool!
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