Posts tagged tweet
Twitter keeps hitting the headlines at the moment but a lot of people don’t seem to understand what it really is and how it differs from other Social Networks. I’ll try to explain it in terms more people can understand.
Twitter is basically about posting short messages, much like SMS texting on mobiles. Each post is called a “tweet” and is limited to 140 characters. It can’t include other media as such but it can include hyperlinks so anything you wish to share is only a click away.
It doesn’t work like email where you choose the recipients of your messages but more like More >
As a linguist I find the evolution of language fascinating. The concept of Web 2.0 seems to have brought with it a whole new vocabulary, some new words and some new meanings for existing words. I’ve listed a few here. If you can think of any more I’ve missed please feel free to comment and add to it.
Application An application is a program which runs on a social network. Applications can easily be shared and published.
Avatar A picture or graphic used online to represent a person’s identity. This could be a photo, a cartoon or often just an amusing graphic.
Blog Blog is short for More >