Twitter and SBI!-Connect

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a 'microblogging' platform which allows users to post short text messages (up to 140 characters in length) and converse with other users via their phones or web browsers. Unlike email or text messaging on mobile phones, these conversations take place in the open meaning anyone can see your tweets and you can see anyone elses.

How Does SBI-Connect Use Twitter?

SBI-Connect uses Twitter to keep you informed of various events relating to the web site but primarily we use it to let you know when someone has stuck a pin in the SBI World Member Map.

How Do I Use Twitter?

  • First you need to create an account at Twitter. Your account comprises your username and password, avatar image, optional background image to display behind your page.
  • Once your account is setup you can find interesting people to follow (hint SBIConnect is our Twitter ID). Other Twitter users may also initiate contact by following you. This will include your real life friends and contacts, but it is also normal Twitter etiquette to follow/be followed by people who you do not know offline. In this way, unlike many social networks Twitter is a powerful way of building a network, making new introductions and accessing interesting and varied content.
  • You post updates of up to 140 characters in length. You can do this using a variety of applications over the web on your computer or mobile phone. Everyone who is following you can read your updates.
  • The Twitter website itself is not the only (or even the main) way that users access or post updates to their Twitter accounts. The majority of Twitter access is via mobile devices (such as Twitter applications on the iPhone), third party desktop applications (such as TweetDeck or Thwirl), web browser plugins (such as Twitterfox) or widgets on personalised homepages (such as iGoogle, Pageflakes or Netvibes).