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Social Media for Writers by Pip Ballantine, Tee Morris

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Chapter 5

Twitter

Keeping It Brief

When it comes to a user-friendly interface and a true plug-and-play spirit, it rarely comes as easy as Twitter. The service has gone through different stages of use, popularity, and application. In its early days, Twitter was a terrific tool to stay in touch and communicate with friends. But just a few years later, it became rife with self-appointed social media gurus who pass along inspirational quotes, needless spam of all varieties, and tweets from other accounts. Unfortunately, that’s the price of popularity.

Twitter still serves as a reliable, trusted mobile communication option and is regarded as one of the cornerstones in setting up a strong social media platform. It also now acts as an extension of other ...

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