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Sams Teach Yourself the Twitter API in 24 Hours by Chia Hwu, Jon Wu, Ben Ho, Christopher Peri

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Hour 1. What Is Twitter?

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

What is Twitter?

List of terms

A brief history of Twitter

How Twitter is different from other social media tools

Example of how Twitter has been used

What Twitter Offers You

Twitter is a vast electronic conversation that is changing personal communications through the use of new social and mobile technologies. The idea is simple: The service enables users to post messages using 140 characters or fewer, resulting in short bursts of communication that can be transmitted through text, mobile apps, or the Web. Tweets can include links to video, photos, or other media hosted elsewhere on the Internet in addition to plain text. The text link URLs are included in the 140-character ...

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