Social networking has revolutionised the internet in a few short years and out of it Twitter has emerged as one of the most popular and noteworthy social and information networks.
Twitter is a web-based medium based on the concept of an sms (without the associated cost), through which users can send and read messages known as "tweets". Tweets are text-based blog like posts of up to 140 characters which are displayed on the author's profile page on the Twitter website and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Authors may tweet about anything they wish and Twitter is used for everything from conversational babble to presidential campaigning (Most recently by US president Barack Obama), education and emergency information relay.
There are currently 6 million unique users tweeting on Twitter and the site averages over 55 million visits each month, so if it seems like everybody you know is on Twitter, that assumption may not be far from the truth! Even celebrity A-listers like Britney Spears, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Snoop Dogg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Oliver and Mischa Barton, affectionately known as the "Twitterati" are joining the ranks of Twitter in order to stay in touch with their friends and fans.
Not only is Twitter a great way to stay "in the loop" it also has a variety of cool add on applications like the ad buttons featured on this site which you can post on your very own website to recruit followers to your blog posts, because like most good things, the more you have the better!
So if you're looking for a platform to be heard, or if you’d like to hear from others, join Twitter and get tweeting today.