THE BASICS: What is Twitter ?

Twitter is an internet based social network who’s main feature is that it allows users to post messages, pictures and short videos into a long ever flowing public message thread.

Although that might sound hectic and confusing; its simplified somewhat in that users tend to search and post content on topic and content related focus. Topics and conversation threads can be found on twitter by following specific users who generally share opinions you find interesting and also by using keywords, known as “Hashtags”

Here is an example of a Twitter post :

Although Twitter does have apps for other devices and also a webpage where users can access the service – it is most widely used on mobile phones allowing user to post and report on world events happening in realtime. This fact has been key for news media outlets, where they survey a large amount of live public reports on an ongoing incident or event.

Twitter is based in California, USA.

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