Twitter Know-How: Gain Profit with Twitter
By Jeewan Suranga Attanayake
Twitter is a social network and micro-blogging platform that allows you to send 140-character “tweets”. With these tweets, you can let your friends know what you're up to, share links and cool resources, communicate with your customers, drive traffic to your website, and much more. According to the Twitter website, Twitter allows you to ask the question, “What are you doing?” It was launched in 2006 by Jack Dorsey and in 2008/2009 it practically exploded in popularity. It's extremely simple interface and ease of use is probably one of the reasons why it has caught on like crazy.
Twitter allows you to communicate without the hassle of writing out long blog posts or emails. The format of the Tweet allows you to get away with a link and a few words that can be sent on the go from your cell phone. Tweets can potentially reach thousands of customers or business prospects, driving them to your website or blog, and drawing attention to your products.