Twitter is really little more just another blogging platform, but with the bizarre twist that every post must be capped at 140 characters. In practice, this means that every twitter post (“tweet”) is limited to maybe two medium-length sentences plus a link. In other words, whether you like it or not, Twitter forces extreme brevity in everything you write. Suppose your thoughts come to 160 characters—tough luck, you’ve got to find a way to boil it down to the 140 character cap. In fact, as you’re typing in Twitter, you see a number beneath your tweet counting down the remaining available characters.
I like this explanation of Twitter from vegan.com. It really is this simple. And once you get comfortable tweeting, Twitter can be a powerful way to share your message and connect with people that share similar views.
Have something to share? Start tweeting!