Twitter admittedly is a micro-blogging platform; no doubt about that. But does that really mean twitter is nothing more than a tiny blog?

If you look at the structure, you may say yes. Because your Twitter URL reads like a tiny blog URL. It catalogs your tweets chronologically and that indeed is the way your twitter homepage is presented to your followers. But apart from that, twitter doesn’t offer any other similarity to blogging.

The high level of interaction is one distinguishing factor that differentiates twitter. Your tweets are often part of an on-going conversation compared to the free-standing expositions that usually describes blog posts.

Another reason that distinguishes twitter from blogging is the 140 character limit of your tweets. In contrast, this short blog post is already more than 100 words longer. What we usually consider as blogging can’t just be done with the 140 character limit.

Lastly, the level and purpose of participation in twitter is different. Your tweets may have the same goal such as increasing sales and branding. Yet your purpose for a single tweet is so much different than your motivation in writing a single blog post.

Yes, twitter can be described as micro-blogging. But it still is way much different than a tiny blog. As such you need to explore twittersphere in an engaging manner. And you may want to discover the secrets of marketing with twitter soon among its other secrets.

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