I know quite a few people who are unfamiliar with this service, so I thought I’d share what I’ve found. I’ve already contacted a few other artists and sculptors on Twitter who have blogs and pictures and all sorts of knowledge to impart. You can also “twitter buddy” me with that “little people” button in the upper right hand corner of this website. Yup… just hover your mouse pointer over that little image up there and click on the light blue circle that pops up with the “t” in it.
I’ll try to work on improving the Twitter slang.
For those unfamiliar with Twitter, it seems to be a fairly non-invasive community site that gives limited lines of communication with just about anyone with any interest. With as easy as it is to connect others, Twitter also makes it equally easy to disconnect from other people. Brevity is key, meaning you have a limited amount of space to express yourself, but you also have the option to insert a link to another website, blog, video or pictures.
Other interesting networking tools you can use on Twitter are the “@” and the “#”. You can put the “@” symbol before a name to reference their Twitter account (it also informs that person of your reference). The “#” is used before a single word as well, but it denotes that word as a “point of interest” that someone else might search for (which is how other members can find you and your links). I am new to it
and expressing myself in a limited capacity so I haven’t had enough time to see the dark twisted underbelly of Twitter. I’m sure it exists just like anything else – Facebook, for example, sometimes seems like a site I check when I want to see which people I know have a headache right now.
Do you used Twitter? Do you think it’s better than Facebook? Do you have any advanced tips to share or does it all seem pretty pointless? Let me know what you think.