To log into Twitter accounts, visit the Twitter login page at http://www.twitter.com.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is an online service that combines aspects of social networking with a microblogging platform. The service enables its users to send and read other user’s messages called tweets, which are text-based messages restricted to 140 characters. The tweets are instantly displayed on the user’s Twitter profile page, and can be followed on a variety of devices, including compatible software clients and plugins on various software programs and social networking sites. Most smartphones, including the iPhone, have software applications which can receive tweets, and in some countries, tweets can be received via the Short Messaging Service (SMS), although fees may apply. By default, all tweets are public. You can choose to subscribe to any stream of tweets, which is also known as following a person on Twitter. You can also choose to restrict your tweet stream to friends and family.
How to Sign up for Twitter
If you are not currently a Twitter user, you can sign up on the Twitter login page at www.twitter.com. Signing up on Twitter is very easy. You just need to provide your full name, a user name, and an email address. After you have signed up, your Twitter profile will appear under the address www.twitter.com/username. You can then proceed to write your own tweets, or follow another person on Twitter.
Tips on using Twitter
Using Twitter involves becoming familiar with its particular lingo and conventions. The most common shorthand is the use of the hashtag, which are words that are prefixed with the # character. The hashtag is a way to tag words and phrases so that others can search for and group your tweets under a particular topic. Another common shorthand is the use of the @ sign followed by a username, which is used to mention or refer to other users when tweeting. Lastly, the use of the d character followed by the username is used to send messages privately to users.
Twitter was founded only recently, in 2006. Due to its relatively new status, there are still some teething problems associated with the service. For example, the Twitter service has only a 98-99% uptime. The downtime tends to be happen during the events that are popular with the technology industry, such as during the Macworld Conference. This is usually not a problem if you are not attending said events. If you try to send a tweet during one of these service breakdowns, you will see the iconic “fail whale” error message. The fail whale is an image of a whale being hoisted out of the ocean by several red birds, and captioned with “Too many tweets! Please wait a moment and try again.”
In summary, if you already have an account on Twitter and would like to log in, or if you want to sign up for a new Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com for the Twitter login page.