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Twitter & Bangladesh (Guide for Bangladeshi users)

Facebook has already done it's revolution on Bangladesh. Now, twitter is on the way. Twitter is a 140 words unlimited source of information. In this post, I'll try to make points of importance of it and how to use it in such way to get most benefit from it.



What is twitter?

http://twitter.com started as a microblogging system by it's founders  Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass,
Evan Williams, Biz Stone

The idea was to use SMS (which usually contains 140 character) to send updates. Later on, the concept was massively accepted and become very popular between Companies and Celebrities, also normal users too.

What is the difference between twitter & facebook?

In your mind, you must have question that, why you should use facebook and yet another social network twitter. Reason is that, twitter is not a clone or copy of Facebook or any other kind of social network. It's an unique one. Our day to day life is full of updates and there is yet no time to read and send large update to your network. So, twitter might become your choice. You can simply describe the moment you are facing, the feeling you are having, the trouble you're solving and the thing you're sharing in very little amount of time to the people around the world in very real time. Facebook is quite for friends and family, while twitter's genuine approach is to reach you around the globe.

Twitter Privacy?

Privacy is a great concern. While you like the idea of sharing your updates to world, other may worry about the privacy of his/her life updates. No worries, you can always choose who can receive updates from your account and instead can follow almost all global users who have chosen to share their updates to the globe.

What is friend and what is follower? 

If you are using facebook then  you must have the idea of friend. In twitter, definition is a little bit different. If you're following someone but he is not following you, then you're his follower. His updates will appear into your wall, but your updates will not appear on his wall. But If you're following someone and he is also following then the connection turns into friend. In this state, you both can send Direct message (140 character short msg) to each other.

Can I share photos and links through twitter?

Yeah, Twitter itself now support photo uploading feature through it's Web application. You can use photo uploading site specilized for twitter user like twitpic.com, yfrog.com, lockerz.com etc.

Twitter also shorten your long web links using its t.co url shortener service so you can get most space from 140 character. Other popular URL shortener services are goo.gl and bit.ly which supports analytic (You can see how many person has visited through your links).

What's the real use? 

Suppose you are fan of football team Barcelona. If you follow them on twitter (@fcbarcelona), you'll get Real time updates from the club through twitter. Facebook is not always real time and often hide updates from friends and pages you don't always interact by giving like or comments. More over, for giving real time updates and updates to large crowd, companies and celebrities almost always use twitter instead of Facebook. So, if you like to keep yourself updated in real time, twitter is certainly your place of choice.

Fake and foes?

You must have experience of being friend or getting friend request from fake profiles and fake fan page like. Twitter solves this problem greatly. You'll see special twitter verification badge for genuinely verified twitter users (Celebrities, Companies, Athletes, Websites, and a lot more). This blue badge will give you a relief that you're getting updates from real one. Yet not all important profiles are verified, but still a lot of cases you'll get it helpful.

What's the point of use in prospect of Bangladesh?

In Bangladesh, Twitter user base is rising. Companies are also choosing twitter for sending updates to their customer. Why to leave youself behind?

Here are a small list of Bangladeshi Twitter Handles that you might like to follow, I will try to update them on a regular basis:

Newspapers:

ProthomAlo: @ProthomAlo_Web
BDnews24: @bdnews24

DailyStarNews: @DailyStarNews

Mobile Operator:

Grameenphone: @grameenphone
Airtel Bangladesh: @airtel_bd







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