What is Twitter?

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I always get this question: What is twitter, and what is all the buzz about? In a series of posts starting with this, I aim to cover a wide variety of topics featuring twitter:

- What is Twitter ?
- Why Twitter ?
- The Twitter Madness.
- Is (Twitter + Facebook) > (Google + Bing) ?
- Advertising on Twitter !
- and more

Wikipedia offers a good start: Twitter is a free micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author’s profile page and delivered to the author’s subscribers who are known as followers.

The following video is one of my favorites: