To Tweet or not to Tweet
So exactly what is a tweet? Well, let’s see if I can give you a basic definition in 280 characters (maximum allowable tweet size) or less:
A tweet is a message sent on Twitter. Well now, that’s only 37 characters including the spaces and punctuation. That leaves me 243 more characters. Oops now THAT’s 143 total characters — and I still have 137 more if I want to use all my allowed characters to actually be able to tweet it. And now I am way over. 🙂
Hopefully that’s enough to give you the basic idea of what a tweet is. Oh, and I guess the other part is that people use all kinds of abbreviations to squeeze in more content. There used to be ads like “If u cn read ths ad, u cn get a gd job!” It’s kind of like that.
[Article updated in 2020]