Twitter is a communication service for short messages, which is located between short message service( SMS), microblog, e-mail and instant messaging( IM). This one-to-many social networking communication can be translated as chirping. All participants in Twitter can find out personal details about all other participants: Their preferences and interests, their hobbies and their daily routine. You can find out "what they are doing" or "where they are".
Twitter is a service ofWeb 2.0 that can be used quickly at any time and from any place. This is due to the fact that Twitter can be used from mobile and stationary devices. In order to participate in the Twitter service, one must register, one gets an account and one's own Twitter page (twitter.com/ username).
All published tweets arrive on this Twitter page, which are the individual Twitter posts, also known as updates. They are listed chronologically, archived, addressable via permalinks or can be accessed via RSS feeds. Forwarding tweets to spread them faster on the network is called retweeting.
Like the short message service (SMS), Twitter works with a maximum of 140 characters. To save characters, short URLs, short messages or instant messages are arranged in a blog-like and chronological order in the texts on the Twitter page. Depending on the default settings in the account data, the Twitter entries can be published in the Twitter community or only in a closed user group, for example, the circle of friends. Only those who are registered to receive the corresponding Twitter page can receive it. These are the followers. Twitter readers can sort different feeds chronologically on their personal Twitter page.
In the meantime, Twitter is no longer used exclusively by private individuals, athletes, politicians or other groups of people, but also by companies and news services. They tweet new developments, important daily events or the headlines of upcoming issues. Even in American and German election campaigns, the protagonists spread their everyday experiences.