What is Twitter? 10 Ways to Define It

The funniest thing about Twitter is that so many people have a hard time describing it. Last week, in preparation for a talk I am doing today on Social Media, I used Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and asked my connections: What is Twitter?

I got a ton of responses, which range from humorous to downright angry. I will be posting them as they come through…but here’s a few of my fav’s:

1. Letting your network know information important to you in 140 characters in a real time

2. A powerful outlet for instantaneous communication that is very relevant for all businesses

3. A way to share information or learn about a subject from people who are experts or who are talking about what I’m interested in around the world

4. World’s Biggest Chatroom

5. Both a megaphone and microscope

6. Twitter: Fast facts, opinions and news feed if you follow the right people. Be picky.

7. A readily reliable revolution reporter (Iran)

8. The pursuit of the unmeetable by the ’140-max’ Tweetable.“

9. Potential thumb wrecker

10. Twitter hits the nail on the head… a bunch of birds on a powerline, twittering away.  Are others listening?  Sometimes!  But we’re all on the line together – Ric Dragon

Betsy Kent

Betsy Kent

I work with ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses to uncover exactly who their ideal customers really are, what they want more than anything else in the world, and the perfect words to use on their websites, in their marketing, and when they talk about their business. I've guided hundreds of clients through my signature process and formula, and as a result, they’ve generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business revenue with more ease and confidence than ever before.

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