Can Someone Explain Something About Twitter!

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Maybe everyone knows this except me?? Anyway, many websites, blogs, forums etc. have a button (or whatever) that says tweet your broadcast or tweet your post or whatever. Since you are not currently on twitter, you are not watching out for the 140 character max.....so if you press the button to tweet your post, what happens to the balance of your post in excess of 140 characters?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    It gets automatically shortened.
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    It doesn't Tweet your entire post. It Tweets the title with a clickable link back to the post.
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  • Profile picture of the author ambalaldarji
    When we tweet any post it will show only title with clickable link. So it will not show you whole post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Piero
      With apology- this may be slightly off-topic: Does anyone actually read any of those zillions of tweets flying about? Never mind respond to them?
      Reason I ask- EVERYONE'S a marketer and EVERYONE gets as many followers as they possibly can....isn't this a bit like the FFA safelists in a sense....everybody sends messages....but almost everybody has them dumped in a junk email account, never to be read...

      Don't all those Tweets meet with much the same fate?
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      • Profile picture of the author robs132
        Piero,

        For me twitter or more accurately hootsuite is a dangerous place.

        Once I get there and see a few mentions and a few relevant links I can lose hours from my day!

        Rob
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        Originally Posted by Piero View Post

        Reason I ask- EVERYONE'S a marketer and EVERYONE gets as many followers as they possibly can....
        EVERYONE on Twitter is certainly not a marketer. I have many friends and contacts on there who have nothing to sell and have never tried to sell me a thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Piero View Post

        EVERYONE'S a marketer and EVERYONE gets as many followers as they possibly can
        Um... I don't follow all my followers.

        Just because YOU care what I'M saying doesn't mean I give a crap what you're saying.

        When I'm following someone that spews endless marketing crap and affiliate links, I unfollow them.

        And if you don't like what I'm tweeting, please, by all means: unfollow me. If you're NEVER going to buy my stuff, all you're doing is reducing my conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author stepman77
    Just the hyper link and the title is tweeted, not the whole content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Piero
    Thanks guys,

    It's just that I've never been able to figure out the use of Twitter for marketing purposes...just doesn't make sense to me. Granted, I "speak from the sidelines", never having made use of Twitter...

    However, I'm busy infringing on someone else's topic here and going off on a bit of a tangent...(Apologies, cborgrx!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Piero View Post

      It's just that I've never been able to figure out the use of Twitter for marketing purposes...just doesn't make sense to me. Granted, I "speak from the sidelines", never having made use of Twitter...
      Use lists. You can separate people into groups. Makes it easier to manage Twitter that way. People that do nothing but send out sales pitches and stuff will not be put on a list, so I can filter those out. They get too spammy, I can unfollow them.

      But, with the lists, I can manage different groups of people by different interests and it keeps the discussion streams nicely segmented and easier to follow than watching the hundreds of tweets that go by in the regular, full stream.

      It used to be that just be followed was the most important thing on Twitter. But, now, you want to not only be followed but to also be included on lists that people will actually read.

      Plus, lists get shared so if you make it on the lists of certain people, you'll get followed by the people that trust them and potentially included on their own lists.
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      • Profile picture of the author dking1
        Twitter as a social site helps you broadcast small messages and links to your followers. When you tweet an article for example, it becomes shortened to the 140 characters but the link to the entire article is included in your tweet. The reader can then click on it and it will take them to the entire article. That is how it works. Cheers
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        • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
          The ones I have seen simply creates a link in your Twitter box and allows you to enter a comment...people do it from our blog quite frequently.

          As Twitter activity becomes increasingly accessed via search (search from Twitter itself, Tweetdeck saved searches, even Google Search now incorporates some Twitter activity) people will find the reference to those posts via search, click on the link and be brought back to your blog.

          In fact, Google has hinted that one factor they will take into account in ranking the impact of social networking backlinks is both how many and the quality of those who refer back to your website - so having people comment on Twitter about a blog post will increasingly become important for your page SEO rank.

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  • Profile picture of the author ZassarDotCom
    of course it get automatically shortened..
    it's doesn't matter for link building..coz what i knew, twitter is no-follow tag..
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  • Profile picture of the author Trieu
    Tweetdeeck has a feature known as Deck.ly that allows you to type in more than 140 characters.
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