Twitter backgrounds capture and tell a lot about a twitter profile. Whether it’s about you, your company, your band, your course, or your cause. Backgrounds can set tones, change minds, intrigue and put off.

We’ve been instructed to pick a compelling and interesting background for our twitter profiles.  Whether stock or custom designed, here are 14 twitter background sites for you to shop for a twitter background.

Yes, I know, I still have to work on mine.   😉

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So how come you can only send messages that are no longer than 140 characters?  The 140 character limitation for twitter messages comes from the length of text messages cell phones send and receive.

In twitter, the 140 character message limitation was set because there is a 160 character, SMS message limitation that exists for cell phones.  SMS stands for Short Message Service.  Twitter reserves 20 characters for your username.  That’s why there’s 140 character limitation for a twitter message.

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The direct message in twitter is a message between you and another person.  It is a private message between you and that person.  However, you need to be following someone in order for that person to send a direct message to you and they need to be following you in order for you to send them a direct message.

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So there’s a lot of folks out there who think twitter sucks, is stupid, they don’t get it, it’s a waste of time, facebook is much better, this and that social network is better than twitter, etc., etc.

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Hey folks, here are some more cool twitter tools. If you’ve missed any of the tools I’ve listed so far at my blog, visit the Twitter Tools category page to view a more organized list of cool twitter tools.

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Are you a business that wants to start using twitter?  Do you want to present your company on multiple levels on twitter?  In other words, you want to listen to what people are saying on twitter about your company but you also want to promote your products, services, campaigns, and any other element of your business at the same time.

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Last week I ran a 2009 Mother’s Day Contest here at DailyTwiTips and it brought in quite a few readers as well as twitter followers.  My intention was to make it past the 2,000 followers mark as quick as I could and help some folks have a happier Mother’s Day.

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If you’re a WordPress blogger there are quite a few cool plugins you can use to make it easier for your readers to promote your blog posts on twitter using a twitter wordpress plugin or two and at the same time promote their twitter username and profile.

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