Since Twitter posts or "tweets" are limited to 140 characters, we must learn to use commonly accepted abbreviations and shortened URLs. We present a few tips for writing tweets, and cover the use of two special characters, the #hashtag and @at-sign. The presentation also introduces the concepts of an application program interface, which enables others to develop applications using Twitter, and trending topics and citizen journalism.
writing tweets, citizen journalism, search Twitter, Use common abbreviations, application program interface (API), trending topics, shorten URLs, use #hashtag and @-sign, Twitter as a platform for developing applications
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