Home Size Matters: Twitterer’s Lengthening Tweets

Size Matters: Twitterer’s Lengthening Tweets

You may not believe this, but there are actually people on Twitter who don’t have blogs, use bookmarking services, or contribute to review sites. Don’t judge. Maybe they’re busy, or bucking peer pressure, or their repressive government or pseudo-Amish lifestyle makes juggling multiple profiles inconvenient. Regardless of the reason, there are just some people who only use Twitter and email to communicate. And when these individuals are ready to share more than the standard 140 characters with the Twitterverse, they’ve got a few different tools to choose from.

Perhaps one of the newer players on the Twitter scene, Write4Net is a service that allows users to write longer posts and share them with their followers. Upon writing a post, the service automatically links to it from your Twitter account, creates a personal page and updates your Write4Net RSS feed. Write4Net also allows members to upload images and embed video. While editing for the site is said to require “Wikipedia-style formatting codes”, the codes are unfortunately not identical to Wikipedia’s formats. This means that first time users posting photos and videos may be inconvenienced by having to learn a new set of rules. However, the rules are admittedly pretty easy and employ simple brackets and punctuation.

Write4Net is similar to Posterous and does not require members to register. However, because Posterous is email-based and Tumblr has an iPhone app, theses tools are more conducive to blogging from handheld devices. That being said, Twitter integration with these services requires registration with Twitterfeed. If you’d like to avoid the additional effort of the feed, you can also create posts directly from Twerbose, Twitblogs, TwitWall or XLTweet. For more information on ways you can add to your Twitter experience, check out this article on 35 great lifestreaming apps.

Finally, we at RWW caution you to remember that for the most part, Twitter is a place for brevity. Your followers want to be tweeted with respect and we’d hate to see you submitted to the Tweeting Too Hard wall of shame.

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