What is Twitter?
Twitter is a social media and microblogging platform allowing you to share information, follow colleagues or thought leaders, and conduct short-form interactions.
Several of the core properties of this element include:
- Short-form (there used to be a 140-character limit on messages, and though that limit has been increased to 280-character it remains a “microblogging” site)
- Posts may be public (anyone who follows you or looks at your profile can see them) or private
- Use of hashtags allows you to filter or search for keywords and information
- You can create groups to better organize Twitter accounts that you follow