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All About Twitter

Twitter has moved beyond a microblogging service to become a platform for everything from social messaging to keeping up with current news and trends to social media marketing. This makes Twitter a great place to keep in touch with friends, hold spontaneous discussions and even market your company or brand.

URL Shorteners With 301 Redirects

Why use an URL shortener with a 301 redirect? A 301 redirect tells Google that the page has permanently moved. This is important because Google uses links to rank web pages. The more links, the higher up on the search page results the web page will appear, which translates to more traffic.

10 Quick Twitter Tips

New to Twitter? These tips will help you get started whether you are looking to chat with friends and family or promote your blog or website.

Do You Have a Custom Twitter Layout?

Have you personalized Twitter? Do you have a customized Twitter layout? Show it off on Twitter! See submissions

How to Change the Twitter Background Image

It's very easy to customize Twitter and choose a new background image. There is even a website that provides a layout editor to help you easily modify your Twitter layout.

How to Find Your Twitter RSS Feed

Your Twitter RSS Feed can be used to update Facebook, but first you need to know how to find it.

Should You Buy Twitter Followers?

Should You Buy Twitter Followers? A number of companies have sprung up that offer to sell you Twitter followers. Should you use them? Are they worth it?

How to Twitter

How to Twitter is a guide on how to use Twitter including how to register with the site, find people to follow and how to get the most out of Twitter.

Book Review: The World According to Twitter

The World According to Twitter might be the funniest crowdsourced book in the history of the Internet. A social experiment and at times a laugh riot, The World According to Twitter is a fun read.

How to Build a Twitter Following

Twitter can be a great form of social media marketing, but before you can promote yourself or your brand, you will need to build up some Twitter followers.

7 Useful Twitter Widgets

Twitter has grown far beyond its microblogging roots to become a fabulous tool for social messaging, but how can you get the most out of it?

The Twitter Guide

The Twitter Guide is a guide to all things Twitter. From explaining the social messaging and microblogging service to suggesting uses for Twitter to going over the Twitter language and providing help for basic tasks.

What is Twhirl?

Twhirl is a client for Twitter that allows you to post Twitter updates, follow your friends and search for specific tweets.

What is TweetDeck?

TweetDeck is a Twitter client that offers a stand-alone version and a free iPhone version of the client.

What is Follow Friday?

Follow friday is a fun tradition on Twitter whereby you recommend great profiles to your friends. Find out how to go along with follow Friday.

What is a Retweet?

Retweets are a community-driven phenomenon on Twitter that can be very helpful in continuing conversations and letting your friends know about something particularly interesting or helpful.

What is a hashtag?

Just what is a hashtag? If you are new to Twitter, some of the different conventions such as hastags might throw you for a loop, but hashtags are easy to use once you understand them.

Why Twitter?

Twitter is all the rage right now, but why use it? This article explains ten simple yet great uses for Twitter that will help you get the most out of the tool.

9 Free iPhone Twitter Clients

Twitter is being transformed from a microblog and social messaging site to a platform. So what better way to get the most out of Twitter than through the most popular smartphone in the world?

7 Great Twitter Mashups

These great Twitter mashups represent the bestways that Twitter data has been used to create a unique experience.

The Twitter Glossary

The Twitter glossary defines and explains the most common and uncommon Twitter terms and jargon.

What is Twitter?

What is Twitter? A popular service with social networking, instant messaging and micro-blogging features, Twitter is still misunderstood by many people.

Follow People on Twitter

Has someone asked you to follow them on Twitter? It's not hard! Find out how to follow people on Twitter.

Join Twitter

Has someone asked you to join Twitter or to follow them on Twitter but you don't know how to get on Twitter? Find out how to Register for a Twitter account.

A Guide to Searching Twitter and Tracking Trends

Searching Twitter can be a great way to keep track with the latest buzz and trends. And with advanced search, you can really narrow down your topic. Find out how to search Twitter with this guide.

About.com Computing & Technology Guides on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to keep up with your favorite About.com guides. This list will help you follow the Computing and Technology guides at About.com.

About.com Guides on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to keep up with your favorite About.com guides, and when you combine Twitter with About.com, you tap into one of the oldest and most comprehensive portals on the web.

Why do you use Twitter?

About.com users speak out on why they use Twitter

20 Very Funny Twitter Parody Accounts

If you’re a regular Twitter addict, you’ve probably come across a few familiar faces from time to time on the social network. Of course, we all know that Twitter is famous for having big name celebrities and high profile individuals tweeting here and there, usually characterized by their massive followings and verified accounts. But that’s not...

How to Get Twitter Verified

When you sign up for Twitter, your account is not verified by default. To get a verified account, there are a few extra steps involved, and it can be a little tricky. In addition to showing you what some users to to try and get Twitter verified, we’ll explore what a verified account actually is and what types of accounts should be verified.

How News Breaks On Twitter

Back in 2006, Twitter sounded like a joke to most people. Not many people had recognized the huge communication potential that came along with the idea of posting nothing but a 140 character-long text message online. Just six years later, Twitter has managed to attract over 140 million active users that generate over 340 million tweets per day...

How Twitter RT (Retweets) Work

Twitter isn’t exactly the most intuitive social network for everybody. The Twitter RT is one of the most widely used approaches to get a message to more people and to attract more followers. For those just getting started on Twitter, here’s everything you need to know about Twitter RTing.

Twitter Hashtags: How to Really Use Hashtags in Your Tweets

Anybody who is remotely familiar to Twitter, even as a non-user, probably has at least a general idea that a Twitter hashtag is a “#” sign with a word or phrase attached to it. Twitter hashtags are used to discuss topics by grouping them together and making it easier to find and follow tweets from people who are talking about the same thing. But...

Shorten Links with These URL Shorteners

Long links are so old-fashioned. Shorter links are the way to go on the web these days, especially if you’re using the microblogging platform Twitter, which has limited character space. There are a lot of options for shortening your links, and some are better performing or provide other services compared to others. The following list features...

Get More Twitter Followers

If you’re on Twitter and have been struggling to get more Twitter followers, you’re not alone. Users that have thousands or even millions of followers make it look like it’s easy, but it actually takes a lot of time and effort to get that many followers (unless you’re a well-known celebrity).

Using Twitter to Go Viral

Twitter is comparable to a worldwide chatroom. You can connect and have a conversation with almost anyone who has a public account, from anywhere in the world. When something goes viral, it often gets some help from Twitter. Sometimes it even starts on Twitter and explodes from there. Since newsworthy content catches on extremely quick on...

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