Twitter, with its abbreviated message format and cutely named messages “tweets” is a free social media networking and micro-blogging service enabling users to send and receive other members tweets. Twitter limits users message length to a maximum of 140 characters, when a twitter member sends out a tweet it is automatically sent to anyone who has signed up as one of their followers.
Twitter is perfect for those who have reason to communicate frequent, short messages, to their followers. Think of the possibilities. Today’s’ special is…, On stage tonight…, mortgage rates just dropped-lock in now, General Motors stock at all time low, buy now… the possibilities are endless.
In November, 2009, comScore estimated Twitter had 19 million unique visitors. Update: In February 2012 Twitter clains over 500 million registered users!