For a long time, I just didn’t GET Twitter. Yeah, yeah I know … what’s new or interesting in 140 characters or less. The explanation that clicked the most for me was describing the tweet process as microblogging. Blogging, I get. Seeing Twitter as a quick-and-dirty way to blog and connect with an audience made a lot of sense.
Now, I’ve dabbled in Twitter. I’ve tweeted here and there. I’ve followed a few people. But I’ve never really done much more than stick my proverbial big toe in the water. Lately, though, I’ve had a renewed interest in Twitter. Not just Twitter itself but the interaction between it and Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest. And what I have found out is that there is a LOT more to the art of tweeting than just 140 characters. Read the rest of this entry »