Get the Most of Twitter for Personal or Business Use


Twitter provides a way to send brief text messages (limit: 140 characters) using a cell phone or computer. The difference between Twitter and a normal text message sent from a phone or a standard Instant Message is that Twitter can be seen by anyone viewing the Twitter public timetable, not just by an individual person. Since Twitter became available, many other sites and ideas have been built around it, and more and more useful ways to use it keep appearing. This article will provide a few resources that can be added onto Twitterto help you make the most of it.

Things You’ll Need:
• A Twitter account
• Either a mobile phone or computer to receive and send messages

Twitter Create an account at Twitter.com. Set up your profile. You can keep your account locked, meaning only people you accept will be able to read what you post to Twitter, or you can make it public. Then decide whether to use Twitter from your phone or some third party application for your computer such as Twhirl.

If you want to read what someone else Tweets (a post is called a Tweet) to Twitter, you follow that person. Your next chore is to decide who to follow (e.g. family, friends, coworkers). Then you are ready to begin the conversations.

After you're accustomed to Twitter, you'll want to make the most of it. At quotably.com, you can follow a complete conversation for anyone with a Twitter ID. You can see all the messages in a thread, even if they're from people you don't follow.


At Twitterfeed, you can set up an account that will feed your blog posts to Twitter. It would probably be best to set up a specific ID on Twitter just for your blog feed and not mix that in with any conversations on your normal ID.

You can send and receive Tweets about traffic conditions using Commuter Feed. This service functions worldwide and includes many large metro areas where traffic is a constant concern.

At Twitter, you can "track" a word. Anytime the word you are tracking is mentioned in a Tweet, you get notified. You can track any word: your business name, a topic, your university, a conference, your city and so on.

Tweet Scan goes one step further. In addition to searching for a word, as with tracking, you can search for keyword, user and time.

Get Satisfaction is being used by some company support personnel and ordinary Twitter users with answers to watch for questions or Tweets about particular products or brands. You can go there, select a company or product and submit a Tweet.

Multimap has a Twitter ID with which you can send messages to find the closest ATM, tourist attraction, park, cinema or theater.

Using Group Tweet, you can set up private groups. These messages will only be seen by people in the private group. This is good for work groups or family members.

If you buy or sell on eBay, you may be interested in Twibler's Price Tweet. Use it to be notified when an eBay item reaches a set price point.

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