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've guided hundreds of clients through my signature process and formula and as a result, they’ve generated millions of dollars in new business revenue with more ease and confidence than ever before. THE CHANGE IS MILLIONS.

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