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[豆知识] 【整理】2009-04-12&04-18 Twitter—沟通零距离

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So, what are you doing? It's one of the first questions we often asks friends and family. Even if the answer is just lowing the lawn or cooking diner, it's interesting to us. It makes us to feel connected, and a part of each others life's.

Unfortunately, most of our day to day lives are hidden from people they care. Of course, we have Email and blogs and phones to keep us connected. But you won't send an Email to a friend to tell him you are having coffee. Your friend dose not need to know that. But, what about people who want to know about little things that happen in your life? Real lives happen between blog posts and Emails. And now, there's a way to share.

This is twitter in plain English. Thanks to twitter, it's possible to share short bysides updates about your life, and follow the updates of people * of you via the web. Here's how it works. M, she is dig to a normal phone, reads blogs everyday, and have contacts all over the world. She heard about twitter in *. After some of her friend couldn't stop talking about it, she give it a try. She signed up for free. She thought the twitter page looked a little like blogs, with very short posts.

Each page's personal, and has updates from friends. She got started by looking up her friends on twitter.com. After finding a few, she clicked to follow, to start to see their updates on her twitter page. Within an hour, she begin to see a different sight of people she chose to follow. She didn't noticed Steven * was a baseball fan. O J and L were reading a new investment book. The little messages from twitter painted a picture of her friends, family and coworkers that she never see before. It was the real world. Soon, she became a fan of twitter, and posted updates everyday. Her friends followed her updates and learnt she recently discover the passion for *. They can see K's life between blog posts and Emails.

For K twitter worked because it was simple. The updates were always short, only 140 characters. Plus, she can post updates and follow her friends using twitter website. * on her browser or mobile phone or * messages.

By asking members to answer the question, what are you doing, K found that twitter brought her closer to people that matter to her, 140 characters at a time. Find out what your friends are doing, at twitter.com.
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