For those who didn't know, Twitter is a social networking/ micro-blogging service. It's called micro-blogging because you are allowed only to post up to 140 characters which is displayed on your twitter profile and also sent out to your subscribers who are known as "followers".
If you have already set up your Twitter profile but don't seem to have many followers you might want to read "Why people don't follow you on Twitter".
This new phenomena has resulted in whole new set of words, which I guess will soon be included in the Oxford dictionary. These include among others:
- Tweet: A post/ update on Twitter
- Tweeting: To post a tweet on Twitter
- Twitterer: Someone who tweets.
- Tweeps: Friends on Twitter, which I guess is derived from "Peeps".
One warning though - it's really addictive and sometime back I was tweeting like crazy everyday. In fact, I was the top twitterer in Coventry for quite sometime but I slowed down a bit now and have fallen to the 4th rank according to Twittergrader.
Anyway, follow me on Twitter @admutum