Business and Twitter

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a combination of social networking and micro-blogging that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Users of Twitter sign up to receive people's tweets in an action know as following.

Tweets are limited to 140 characters in length. Twitter has been developed so that tweets can be made either via the user's profile online, via email, mobile platforms or SMS.

Twitter has been propelled into the public spotlight with many famous celebrities such as Stephen Fry adopting the technology to let interested users follow their lives.

 


Whether or not you tweet...

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@Tweeting (touting) for business

Whether or not you tweet, Twitter is an online phenomenon all business people need to be clued up about – especially in the world of commerce where you're judged on your expertise. So, here's a useful little diagram that should get you right to the top of the Twitter learning curve – and in next to no time... http://visual.ly/how-use-twitter-business

What is a Podcast?

A podcast, or podcasting, refers to the activity in which people create a series of digital media files and broadcast it online though internet streaming or by making it available for easy download as an audio file. Podcasting has developed since its inception with people now operating podcasts within a video format, commonly known as a vodcast.

A blog (sometimes referred to as a weblog) relates to a form of website that is maintained by either an individual or a group or people that offer regular commentary, pictures and video content to their readers. The majority of blogs cover a specific category such as Gadgets. Generally speaking a blog is made up of text, images, video content and links to other blogs, related websites.