Twitter

It’s hard to explain exactly what Twitter is. The official description is:

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Basically, it is a system that allows you to make short statements (no more than 140 characters) about what you are doing and to follow other people who use the system. It’s a bit like a Facebook status, without the offers to join in games. Actually, my Facebook status is updated by Twitter. You can send your updates to Twitter by text message, or (as I do) use a Firefox add in called Twitter Fox which lets you update your status without having to visit the Twitter page and which tells you when you contacts update their status. You can also reply to other peoples’ ‘tweets’ if you wish. The only problem with replying is that Facebook started putting my replies to other people as my status – which meant that my Facebook status looked like one half of a conversation (which is exactly what it was).

If you wonder what good Twitter might be, the Wycliffe News Updates on the sidebar of this page all come from Twitter and the Wycliffe UK application on Facebook is also a Twitter Feed.You can also see Twitter in use on the Wycliffe Live web page.

If you are interested in following me on Twitter (though, I’m not sure why you would be) my username is Kouya.

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