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Twitter is a service that allows you to communicate through quick, frequent messages called tweets.
Each tweet is up to 140 characters long and may contain photos, videos, links, and text.
On Twitter, you can read tweets in a variety of ways:
In addition to tweeting yourself, you can sharing other people’s tweets.
You can tag other users in your Tweet by using the @ symbol and you can also send Direct Messages (private messages). You can choose to receive Direct Messages from anyone, or only people you follow.
Millions of tweets are shared in real-time, every day, so Twitter uses an algorithm to filter the tweets from people you follow and present to you the tweets it thinks you may like.
The general received wisdom tweet about a topic that is relevant to the books you publish and stick to it. People will follow you for material related to that topic. Your tweets support your expertise as a voice in your field.
Twitter can get toxic quickly, and be used as a court of public opinion. Accounts can pile on with abuse, fast. At absolute worst, a Twitter mob can cost someone their career and mental health.
So if you’re full of rage, take a deep breath, and pause. Do you really need to send that Tweet?