Are you feeling a little visual lately? While Twitter is such a godsend when it comes to letting other people know about your whereabouts, some will need a little more help than a few words typed across a page. Good thing there is Twitter map, a neat application that goes the visual rather than the language tool. With the help of a Twitter map, you can easily pinpoint locations of yourself wherever you make a Tweet. The usefulness of having a Twitter map is beyond countable.
For one thing, you can always have an automatic ‘Where in the World is (blank)’ and get it right all the time. If your contacts have a Twitter map, then you can simply check out where they have gone and where they are in particular. You can also use a Twitter map to check out all the people who have been sending out Tweets (or announcement messages) in a particular area.
You just may be very well surprised to know how a good number of Tweets there are from people in your area! More than being a cool espionage tool, it actually informs you of whereabouts of people.
Feel like accidentally-on-purpose bumping into your crush? Search for him on Twitter maps and go see where he’ll be – and make sure you are there, too! Planning a surprise visit to someone? Twitter map can help you make sure that person is at home or out and you can simply adjust the surprise. For a great number of people, having a Twitter map makes their daily activities a whole lot easier.
You can only make a 140-character Twitter post to send updates to your followers. That is why Twitter has been called a micro-blogging platform. So you need to be very concise with your Twitter post to convey your message to followers.
You can make a Twitter post in several ways. The simplest but a little roundabout way is to use the web interface of Twitter.
Just go to the Twitter website and log-in to your account. You will be taken to your home page where you can post your latest Twits. Just type your content on the text field and click the update button. Your Twitter post will instantly be displayed as a new thread in your profile.
Another way to post an update to Twitter is through mobile phone services. You need to activate your mobile device if you want to use this service. In your home page, you will see a tab for Devices. Click this tab and register your mobile phone number.
Twitter will require you to authenticate your number. The service will ask you to send the randomly generated code to the Twitter mobile number. Just send an SMS to this number containing the codes provided to you. Once you authenticate your mobile number, you can now post Twitter updates via the SMS service of your carrier.
You can also use a third party application to post an update to Twitter. You can download a free Twitter desktop client and install it on your computer. Once activated, you can simply use this application to post updates, follow other Twitters and reply to current conversations.