Twitter the microblog

Twitter is a social media "microblogging" platform where users share information in real time, at a maximum of 140 characters at a time. The video below explains how it works, including an explanation of some of its functions. More information about how to sign up will be covered in the section Signing up for Twitter and different ways to tweet will be covered in detail in the section on Applying Twitter language to tweets. Once you're comfortable with these elements of Twitter, you can move on to Touring your Twitter homepage.

What is Twitter? - Explania

For additional detail about specific functions of Twitter, check out this New User FAQ about how Twitter works or check out Charlotte-Anne Lucas' fabulous primer on how she came to use and understand it.

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