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"So, what are you doing?" It's one of the first questions we often ask friends and family. Even if the answer is "Just mowing the lawn" or "cooking dinner". It's interesting to us. It makes us feel connected and apart of each others lives. Unfortunately, most of our day to day lives -- are hidden from people that care. Of course, we have e-mail, blogs, and phones to keep us connected. But you wouldn't send -- an e-mail to a friend to tell them you are having coffee. You're friend doesn't need to know that. But, what about people that want to know about the little things that happen in your life? Real-life happens between blog posts and e-mails and now there's a way to share. This is "Twitter In Plain English". Thanks to "Twitter", it's possible to share short, bite sized updates about your life. And follow the updates of people that matter to you via the Web. Here's how it works... Meet Carla. She's addicted to her mobile phone, reads blogs every day, and has contacts all over the world. She heard about "Twitter" and was skeptical. After some of her friends couldn't stop talking about it, she gave it a try. She signed up for FREE, and saw that Twitter pages look a little like blogs, with very short posts. Each page is personal and has updates from friends. She got started by looking up her friends on After finding a few, she clicked "Follow" to start seeing their updates on her Twitter page. Within hours she began to see a different side of people she chose to follow. She didn't know that Steven in Seattle was a baseball fan. Or that Julia in London was reading a new investment book. The little messages from Twitter painted a picture of her friends, family, and co-workers -- that she had never seen before. It was the real world. Soon, she became a fan of Twitter and posted updates every day. Her friends followed her updates, and learned that she recently discovered a passion for Van Hallen. They could see Carla's life between blog posts and e-mail's. For Carla, Twitter worked because it was simple. The updates were always short. Under 140 characters Plus, she could post updates and follow her friends using the Twitter website, software on her browser, a mobile phone, or instant messages. By asking members to answer the question, "What are you doing?" Carla found that Twitter brought her closer to people that matter to her -- 140 characters at a time. Find out what your friends are doing at I'm Lee LeFever and this has been "Twitter in Plain English" on the CommonCraft Show.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 25 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
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Views: 296
Posted by: cobi.cavaleri on Jan 31, 2011


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