What is Twitter?

For the sake of creativity, I’ll define Twitter in 140 characters or less: “Twitter is a platform that allows users to share 140-character long messages publicly. Users can follow one another and be followed back.” There you have it—a tweetable definition of Twitter.


Sarah tweets, “Just finished my morning run. Feeling energized and ready to tackle the day! #morningmotivation”

In this example:

Sarah shares a brief update about her morning run, using the hashtag #morningmotivation to categorize her tweet.
Other users can engage with Sarah’s tweet by liking it, retweeting it to their own followers, or replying with words of encouragement.

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