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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, Twitter: Longer DM messages

I wrote my book about Twitter (Tweeting Church) a few years ago and some things have changed. So over the next few weeks, I’m going to update some of those things.

[tweet “Because Twitter is recipient controlled, longer DMs could be a nice replacement for email.”]

First, let’s talk about DMs. I’ve said I’m a huge fan of the genius of the short 140 character message. With that said, direct messages, were often too short. Sometimes, try as you might, you can’t ask a question or get all the detail needed in an answer in only 140 characters. Of course, you could do multi-part messages, but that’s messy.

It’s actually a great thing that Twitter made the change to add longer messages.

Twitter is recipient controlled, so since you have to follow someone to get messages from them, you have better control than email.

It’s also nice to now know that you can let your thoughts flow and not be encumbered by the need for brevity.

If you want to know more of my thoughts about longer DMs, watch the video above.

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