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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crowdsourcing by Aliza Sherman

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Chapter 12
Tapping into the Twitter Crowd
In This Chapter
• Deciding when to Twitter for crowdsourcing
• Interpreting the Twitterstream
• Tweeting etiquette and techniques
• Sourcing the crowd via Twitter
If you’ve seen one social network, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. All social networks may have some similar features, but each one contains proprietary features and uses its own terminology. In many cases, newer social networks focus on specific or niche topics, from business to knitting and everything in between.
Twitter is not considered a social network, at least not by its creators. Twitter was developed to be a publishing tool similar to a blog, but more abbreviated, only allowing a maximum message length of 140 characters—hence the ...

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