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For a while now Facebook has been starting to get boring for me, somehow I started gravitating towards twitter. Twitter is fun to get a quick thought out and follow some
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“I have an account but never use it. Why do people need to know everything I am doing? It is creepy! Besides most of what I do would be boring to other people and frankly I am not
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“This is a great tool to give information, get information, and converse with tweeps. Oddly, this is where I get most of my news, whether it's about politics, entertainment, pop
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“The world became obsessed with twitter.”
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“Unlocking the power of Twitter was an eye-opening experience this year. Since then, I have spent countless hours proclaiming my love of Twitter with friends, most of the time my
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“I went to a concert not too long ago and in between bands I did a Twitter search on my phone to see who in the room was tweeting about the same concert. NERD. I have an addiction,
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“I started 'tweeting' not so long ago, in the beginning I was just curious and now I am kind of addicted... Besides the micro-blogging service, it is also a nice way to receive
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Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows users to update with text messages of up to 140 characters in length. Users can also read updates from others by going to users' pages or by "following" them. "Following" allows updates from others to arrive automatically in a feed on a user's Twitter homepage. Twitter functionality is similar to that of Facebook's "status" feature, and both can by synced via Facebook status settings.  

Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in early 2006. The site later won a South by Southwest Award in the blog category in March 2007. By mid-2008, Twitter featured over 3M accounts. 

In addition to its functionality as a microblogging service, Twitter also features several social networking elements, including public lists of members who are following a user's updates and those who each user is following (although both of these features may be set to private). Twitter also offers a public profile, a scraping mechanism to find and invite people a user knows through email accounts, and a minimally customizable page.

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