Things you Must Know About Twitter?

Twitter is a micro-blogging site where people post short messages, called tweets, about their daily life, news, and other updates. We use Twitter to find interesting facts and get knowledge from all around the world.

People get connected with each other by following each other. Just by following the other person, you can get all the updates from their feed to yours. You can also mention a person by using @ symbol along with the username, and you have the option to retweet someone else’s tweets also.

Since its introduction in 2006, the platform has been used by millions of people to share information instantaneously. # tag symbol is something that helps people to be on the trending page of Twitter. Twitter gives you permission to blow the news all over the web world.

What is Twitter?

Twitter was initially started as an SMS (Texting) app, and its aim was to spread information worldwide. With time it changes and becomes a platform where people connect to each other to know about other’s life updates and information, which sometimes are not so serious.

In the initial days, Twitter used to allow you to tweet 140 characters as a status, which is now changed and increased to 280 characters. Also, initially, twitter was a completely free social media platform, but as Elon Musk take over on Twitter at $44 Billion on 27th October 2022. He had made some changes. People with blue ticks may have to pay a small amount each month for their verification mark or blue tick.

History of Twitter

The main idea behind Twitter was introduced by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in march 2006. Up Till 2019, the number of active users was almost around 330 million.

In October 2022, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, acquired Twitter for $44 billion.

How to Create a New Twitter Account?

To create a new Twitter account, you have to follow these steps:

  • Open your browser, and search for
  • Then hit the Sign-up option.
  • A new box, Create your Account, will appear on your screen.
  • Then you have to provide all the information about yourself, like name, number, and email address.
  • You will get a verification email or SMS to verify your email account or phone number.
  • Then Hit the Next Button.
  • Then check the Customized your experience section, then hit the Next button.

What are The Features of Twitter?

To use Twitter in the best way possible, you must know about its basic and advanced features. Like how it allows you to post images, texts, or videos to how you can just see others’ tweets on your Homepage and other things.

You can optimize Twitter in the best way possible by following these steps

How to Post a Tweet?

To tweet anything, you have to follow these steps:

  • Log in to your Twitter account.
  • Now search for the “What’s happening?” box, and write and share anything using this box.
  • To add images, GIFs, or a poll hit the relevant icon, which is present below the text box.
  • Then, after doing everything, Hit the Tweet option to post your tweet finally.

How to Follow Others?

If you want to follow someone on Twitter:

  • Log in to your Twitter account
  • Then look for the search box.
  • In the search box, Enter the name of the person you want to follow.
  • Now you will reach their profile, hit the Follow button, and you are done.

After following the specific person, you check your Homepage to see whatever they are sharing.

How to Read Popular Content on Twitter

To read popular content, follow these steps:

  • Open your Twitter account.
  • Then on the top of your account, look for the Moments section.

In this section, you can see whatever is trending on Twitter on that particular day, whether it is cricket, football, news, movies, etc.

How to Know “What is Trending on Twitter”?

Twitter nowadays is used to know what’s going around the world

  • Go to your Twitter account, then search for the explore tab.
  • In that tab hit the trends option and get the list of all the trending topics all around the globe.

How to Get Connected with Others on Twitter?

  • To get connected with people, you can read their tweets, like them, comment on them or retweet them.
  • You can retweet a tweet either to show your support or to disagree.

The comment option is present just below the tweet.

Note: You can even retweet a post just to one person or a group.

Why use Twitter?

As we already mentioned, Twitter was made as a normal texting app only, but with time its focus changed. Nowadays, Twitter is used to share your thoughts with different people. People also use the platform to learn new things or do various other things according to their interests.

Marketers use Twitter.

One can use Twitter to advertise their product. This is the most common use of Twitter. Marketers influence their audience with useful information about their products. With the help of Twitter, marketers pitch their products to people even before the launch of the product.

If you want your business to grow, you can also try to pitch it using Twitter. But keep in mind to use short and simple but attractive headings, which can be in #trend easily. Connect with your customer in real-time, and retweet their tweets about your product. Accept the feedback in a jolly way to make the customer feel like family.

PR Teams use Twitter.

If someone works in PR, they know the importance of Twitter. You can use Twitter to tweet any latest announcements about your client. Whether it is a new product release date, an introduction of something new in the old product, or creating an image of your client in front of the audience. You can give the customer every update.

You can also check and keep an eye on your client’s competitors, what they are doing, and how they are working. What are the strategies they are using to make sure that your client is not losing in the race.

Note: You can also use Twitter to connect with different influencers and make new clients.

Reports use Twitter.

When we talk about news or information, nowadays, social media platforms are one of the best ways to spread it, as it will take just a few seconds. Twitter, sometimes, is even faster than the news channels themselves. So, that’s the reason even reports are using Twitter to circulate news around the globe.

Reporters can focus more on the youngster using Twitter and grab huge attention by tweeting short and simple daily updates and news.

Note: Always keep in mind that the news shared on Twitter is not always true. Don’t trust everything you see online.

Twitter for Individual use

Normally, people use Twitter to get in touch with their friends and family to get day-to-day updates. Apart from that, you can also follow your favorite celebrity or know the latest updates about their life.

Problems you Face While Using Twitter.

The best and the worst part about Twitter is the same, i.e.; On Twitter, any information spread in second., This can create a number of issues for you like
Fake news: The spreading of fake news is not something new. This used to happen even before Twitter. But prior to twitter, the process of spreading rumors, fake news, or disinformation was slow; after the introduction of Twitter or any other social media platform, the speed of this process has increased rapidly.

If you see any tweet that is spreading disinformation, then you must report it so that Twitter can review it and then delete the account.

Note: In 2021, Twitter introduced the Birdwatch program, which limits the number of tweets per day.

Harassments: This can affect your individual mental health and business both. You can report the ones who are doing so.

Data Privacy: You are not completely secure digitally; you have an example already. Cryptocurrency fraudsters hacked Twitter in July 2020. Accounts of various celebrities were hacked, and various tweets asked people for bitcoin currency. They scammed many people and gathered information about people’s personal life also.
Note: The scam was almost $100,00.

Finally, we can say that Twitter is a good platform from social media, but you need to understand that every platform has its positive and negative aspects. You must need to know about both of them. Until then, keep tweeting and retweeting to entertain yourself and others.