Twitter bills itself as “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?” In essence, Twitter is a microblogging tool which offers users a way of capturing and communicating bite size chunks of information (only 140 characters long) about themselves, others or issues of mutual interest. You can follow (subscribe) to other people’s updates tweets (updates), whether they be family, friends, co-workers or celebritites.
Still not sure what Twitter is all about? Watch this video at Common Craft to find out more. Ready to get started but still want to know more about the ins and outs of it all? Mashable have written a great Twitter guide book. Why not give it a try? You’ll soon get the hang of it.