Twitter is a major social media site that allows people, organizations, companies, etc to create an account with a Twitter Name, a profile containing a photo, website address, location, and a brief "Bio".
Twitter users may send "tweets" of up to 140 characters in length to the Twitter-connected world. That means anyone with internet access who goes to the Twitter website or a large variety of sites that process, categorize, and display these tweets.
Twitter also has Direct Message facilities where users may also communicate directly with each other via the Tweets.
Twitter users may be addressed/referenced specifically in tweets by appending their username with the @ symbol.
Twitter users also use "Hashtags". wihich are simply a tag word prefixed with the # symbol, such as #BufWiki
There are a variety of services that allow users to reference websites via condensed versions of long URLs (that 140 character limit) and Twitter automatically shortens long URL's itself (but not to help you get under 140).
Buffalo-area selected Tweeters
Buffalo Related Twitter Users You might like read or "Follow" 1
- BuffaloBobWiki - see above - also On our BufWikiExtended Twitter Page
- Buffalo_NY - retweets msgs with tag #Buffalo on them
- Buffalo Sabres
- Buffalo StepOut for American Diabetes Association
- Buffalo Car Share - Buffalo CarShare - Website
- BuffalDotCom - lots of sports related tweets
- BuffaloFeed - website
- BuffaloMe also BuffaloEvents - BufWiki Page, Social Networking Site
- BuffaloRising - Buffalo Rising
- BuffaloSpree - Buffalo Spree
- Compeer Buffalo - Compeer Buffalo - website
- HabitatBuffalo - website
- MusiIsArtBflo - website
- UB_Alumni - Website
- UBCommunity - UB Webpage
- UBGreen - green news items from UB
- WnyHockeyMag - Western NY Hockey Magazine -website
- YA_WNY - Young Audienced Western NY
- YES_Movie - Michael Kramer Cheektowaga - Entrepreneur, Internet Marketer, Website and Graphics Designer - links to interesting business/entrepreneur articles
- WGRZ - 2 news website
- news4buffalo - 4 WIVB news website
- Severe Weather Alert System
Twitter Info and Resources
- Wikipedia Article - extended article with history, timeline of events
- Twitter Advanced Search
Twitter in Plain English from CommonCraft.com, video presentation
also on YouTube
- NY Times Business Online Twitter articles
- Social media impacts client relationships August 28, 2009, 3:08 pm - an interesting take by Matt Hames of Eric Mower & Associates on using Twitter and other social media with business contacts.