3. Talking on Twitter

You have the profile all filled out, and you have managed to sum up everything about yourself into a tidy little package for Twitter’s benefit. You have also done some cyberscaping on your home page, and you have a sharp and snazzy little home page. The avatar is definitely your style, so you are ready to let the Twitterverse know that you are here and ready to communicate.

But what about that whole 140-characters-or-less limitation? That’s kind of a drag not being able to really let it go on your first tweet, right? There is a science to putting a tweet together, a frame of mind where you have to try to boil down what you want to say and what you need to say, but do so with an economy of words. Characters and spaces, even. ...

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