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Twitter (/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or mobile-device application software ("app"). Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world.

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How to redeem Twitter

After Twitter stocks proved disappointing to Wall Street investors, Twitter has only shown greater decline. To remain a big tech icon, Twitter needs to reinvent itself. It seems like it can no longer simply be a social media site focused on 140 character tweets. There have been propositions of turning Twitter into a gaming or messaging platform. Ultimately, Twitter's main value is in its ability to update others instantaneously and capture live experiences. Perhaps if Twitter can somehow exploit that function, it may be able to grow once again. But other than the ease of tweeting in the "now", for the common user, there isn't much that Twitter can do that Facebook can't.

Contributed by Lucy Zhang

People do any and everything to gain followers on Twitter. Some go through follower gaining websites, but these just spam your followers with unwanted fake profiles. To make your animal shelter twitter profile gain real followers you need to follow these tips. 1. Tweet Often – Plan and simple. The more you tweet, the more you are seen and the more chances you have of getting followers. 2. Tweet During Peak Hours – Peak hours on twitter are kind of like rush hour on a highway. It seems like everyone in the world is out there. You might as well tweet when everyone is watching. 3. Talk About Something Interesting – Have personality. Be funny and witty. People like to laugh. If being funny isn’t your thing than just tweet from the heart. Tweet things that you believe in. Tweet anything, just do not be boring! 4. Post Pictures – People love animals and if you are an animal shelter on twitter than you have to tweet animal pictures. It is only right. You can tweet funny pictures or even pictures that provoke emotion. 5. Develop a Niche – As an animal shelter, your niche is animals. There is a whole animal loving community out there that you need to tap into. So make sure your tweets are mostly animal relatedly to make sure you reel in those animal lovers. 6. Tweet the Trends – Just because you have an animal niche, animal shelters can also get in on the trending action. This is a great way to get noticed by people talking about the same things. 7. Be Engaged With Followers – Get involved: ask questions, answer questions and just talk to people. Don’t be afraid to follow people either. They may follow you back. 8. Tweet to 3 New People Every Day – Gets you noticed and keeps you involved. 9. Create an Effective Profile Bio – One of the first things users see when they go to your profile. So it needs to be interesting. Tell what you do. Say what makes you different. Say something funny. Sometimes the less said in a bio the more interesting it can be. 10. Make a Good Avatar – This is also one of the first things users see. Avatars are like first impressions. If someone doesn’t like your avatar, then they will definitely judge your profile immediately.

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Contributed by Blake Fortin

Twitter is one of the ways that a person can publish everything that he or she thinks or feels. You can write something so stupid that no one would care. The best part of Twitter is that everyone can follow, but in life most of the people that follow gives you unfollow by letting you down. Twitter is not a real life, but it helps you escape from the cruelty of this society. Life is a pain in the... back... but Twitter is a social network that help you get distracted in something that is not real but better.

Contributed by Kessia Hernandez

This video helps anyone who doesn't know how to use Twitter or even what Twitter is used for, to understand how to set it up, and get started on their Tweeting journey.

Contributed by Shayland Cook

Great Stats about Twitter

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Really want people to retweet you? Here's 10 tips on the qualities of tweets and twitter accounts in general that other users tend to share.

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