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By Dom Sagolla

Utilize your messages on Twitter, fb, and different social networking sites
The creation of Twitter and different social networking websites, in addition to the recognition of textual content messaging, have made short-form verbal exchange a daily truth. yet expressing your self sincerely briefly bursts-particularly within the 140-character restrict of Twitter-takes particular writing skill.

In 140 Characters, Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla covers all of the fundamentals of significant short-form writing, together with the significance of speaking with simplicity, honesty, and humor. For retailers and enterprise vendors, social media is an more and more vital street for selling a business-this is the 1st writing consultant in particular devoted to speaking with the succinctness and readability that the net age demands.

* Covers simple grammar ideas for short-form writing
* The identical of Strunk and White's Elements of Style for today's social media-driven advertising messages
* is helping you enhance your personal detailed short-form writing style
140 Characters is a much-needed consultant to the type of verbal exchange which could make or holiday a name online.

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Real friendships are created via shared experiences. It’s been said that Facebook is for people you already know, and Twitter is for people you want to know. That is partly true, but I look at it slightly differently. Since I’ve spent so long trying to get people to use Twitter, my perspective is that everyone I already know should start using it. Then we can effortlessly stay up to date with each other. Because it’s such a tiny medium, though, I’m already geared to accept that their update isn’t the entire story.

Jack is in Iraq. com/dom/status/1560469966 The entire innovation behind Twitter may actually be attributed to simplicity and the constraints that require it. Once you have described your moment, focus on how to refine and shrink it to the minimum possible verbiage. Constrain Yourself to the Atomic Unit of One Message While it is tempting to bifurcate your thought into several successive messages (and that’s actually a technique described later), this practice can become a crutch. Here are a few reasons to abide to the one message limit: 1.

If you find yourself using the negative form, like “don’t” or “not very,” try writing it the other way around. If you “don’t want” something, what is it that you DO want? If something is “just not good,” what would be better? Not only does this approach avoid negativity, it provides for additional context, because a preceding (or following) statement in the negative is implied. Waiting is. com/realizing/status/1808348560 Avoid 27 Don’t out your friends. Be vague when describing private events. com/jack/status/2197421689 It’s sometimes acceptable to be completely obscure, for the sake of privacy.

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