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Designing a Twitter Background

Different kinds of people are now on Twitter. Even technical writers are now using the social network to promote their documentation services. If you have your own Twitter account, you should design an appropriate background. When you create your profile page on Twitter, a default background is often given to you. If you want to create substantial impact, you should use custom-designed backgrounds. It is an effective way of generate more traffic. How can you design your Twitter background? What kind of information do you want to […]

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A Better Tweeter in Twitter

Tweeters from all over the world want to learn how to become a better tweeter in Twitter. How will you do this? Firstly, you need to learn how to ‘re-tweet’. You can definitely improve your standing in Twitter if you re-tweet. When one of your followers posts an appealing article, you can re-tweet it. If you do this, most of your followers will also do the same. Just imagine all your followers re-tweeting. When they add your username to their updates, you will be exposed to many […]

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Spamming – Don’t Do It

The continuing etymology of the word “spam” is of interest to people with an interest in how words can develop, change meanings and take on additional, new ones. Originally used as a brand name for a tinned, processed meat, it was picked up and used in a Monty Python sketch and from there was adopted to refer to e-mail which was unsolicited, unwelcome and used to aggressively drive a message (usually commercial) regardless of audience. As time has passed, it has come to be used in terms […]

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Is 140 Characters Ever Enough?

One thing that has emerged over the course of the last decade is a common aversion towards text speak, or a phenomenon to which people have begun to refer as “txt spk”. This is particularly prevalent among people who feel that language should be respected by those who use it and that if you are going to use a word, you should use the full word. While character limits (first identified as a barrier to clear communication with the advent of text messaging) do confer a certain […]

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Where Does Twitter Fit In?

The Internet may seem to be a behemoth of unconnected sites united simply by the fact that they are all online and accessible by anyone with the correct equipment. But if you look closer it is easy to see that there is a lot of connectivity between certain sites, not least in the use of hyperlinks which allow you to navigate between sites which have a common interest. But where this becomes fascinating is with the rise of the super website, the one which is by far […]

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Posting Links On Twitter

One of the things that makes Twitter so vibrant is that it is a very quick and very sure way of spreading information, and if you find a link on the Internet that you want to bring to people’s attention, it is necessary only to tweet that link and sit back as people open and read it, and forward it to others who would be interested. The history of the viral link, although chronologically short, has already got a lot of stories to it, and many of […]

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