Twitter is an online free micro-blogging service created by US citizens Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams which has been adding followers to its ranks by the thousands since it was first created in 2006, having finally reached 100 million users last year. The concept is simple and based on one simple question: “What are you doing now?” The point is to answer in 140 characters or less, and the response, called a “tweet,” can include links to other articles, pictures, and videos. Here is a video showing how twitter works.
The presence of politicians around the world is ever increasing making the micro-blogging site a powerful channel that may change the way politicians do politics. US President Barack Obama is the main reason most politicians even have a Twitter account in the first place. Before being elected, he demonstrated to his counterparts that the service is a great and dynamic way to inform of his policies and get others involved. He currently has staffers tweeting for him on his personal account, along with a constant stream of news flowing from the White House version.
There are many new functions on using Twitter,
- TwitterMap: Users can use Twitter’s Username to do geographic search and display the user’s Twitter message, as well as the public location and other related information.
- TwitterBar: TwitterBar is a FireFox plug-in based, you can browse the website address of the user’s current collection to their own Twitter account, other users add you as a friend if it seems you can see your current visit relevant information and so on.
- Twitter tools: Twitter tools is a wordpress plug-ins which produced by a blog of Alex King, users can send their own wp platform, as well as to show his Twitter message, etc.; if you are the ultimate fan of Twitter, but also a wp the user, then this plug-in is definitely worth for you to collection and use.
- Twitter Badges: Twitter Badges are provided by an official gadgets, users can express their feelings through blog.
Twitter: discover what’s new in your world