This is the first part of The Social Networking Experiment series, where I’m going to examine a wide variety of social networking sites, evaluate their ability to help you succeed with your muse or business, and show you how to use them effectively. Click here to read the introduction post for The Social Networking Experiment.
Twitter is massively popular “micro-blogging” platform that took the internet by storm in 2006. In its early days, many people (myself included) were baffled by its purpose – after all, your Twitter messages (“tweets”) have a limit of 140 characters. Today, you’re hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t own a Twitter account, from your 10 year-old little sister, to famous celebrities and U.S. President Barack Obama.
When something is this popular on the internet, you cannot afford to ignore it (no matter how ridiculous you might think it is).