Twitter: 140 Characters to Get Your Message Out

by Dan Hutson on March 28, 2009

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Copyblogger has a good post on how Twitter can help develop your writing skills.

Twitter poses a great challenge: how to communicate something of value in 140 characters or less. Unfortunately there are a lot of twits out there who use it as a stream-of-consciousness sharing of their every thought. That’s also the problem I have with Facebook, by the way—too much sharing without thinking. Repeat after me: Not every thought I have is worth sharing.

Whether you’re promoting a  business, a cause or just yourself, Twitter can be a powerful tool … but only if you’re offering content of value. Otherwise you’re just adding more noise to the cacophony.