What is Twitter?
Twitter is a kind of social networking site, but it's a little different from the rest because it focuses on just one thing – status updates, or 'tweets' as Twitter calls them.
Basically a 'Tweet' is a note from you that answers the question 'what are you doing?'
Each tweet gets posted to your profile, and to the people who are 'following' you (which is just another way of saying your 'friends.')
It probably helps to think of Twitter as a kind of mini blog. You're posting updates about what's going on in your life at the moment. As an example, I might post a tweet that says “Just had breakfast, and now I'm starting work on my new eBook," or it might be “Feeling tired after a hard days work,” or even “I'm in the pub having a beer!”
Twitter lets other people know what you're doing, and in today's society we're pretty obsessed with other peoples lives, which has a lot to do with why Twitter has become so popular.
You can even set up your phone to work with Twitter so that you can send your tweets even when you're out and about.
Twitter is very useful to us an an internet marketer. Firstly, it allows you to link to your own websites, and perhaps equally as important is that it allows your readers to gain an insight into YOU. People are far more likely to buy from people who they feel they 'know' and have a pre-existing relationship with. Twitter is a great way of building that relationship. You can even use something called TwitPic to post and share photographs.
Twitter is one of The hottest subjects right now, and if you're not currently using it in your internet marketing business then you really are missing out.