What is Twitter?
I’m sure you’ve probably read a blog, received an instant messenger, got an invite or something that has to do with Twitter in the last couple months right? You’re also probably wondering, what the heck “Twitter” is and how in the world can anything like that benefit your marketing efforts or internet business blog.
Here’s my Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/successfool
Well I was the same way. I joined Twitter last year sometime and never really did anything with it. I probably would have used it sooner, but I just didn’t understand it at the time. I didn’t get what it was about or anything. I guess I was preoccupied like a lot of people with other things.
Before I go on, let’s answer the question, “What is Twitter?”
According to Wikipedia, “Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send “updates” (or “tweets”; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook.
So you can “update” or send “tweets” about anything. You can say good morning to the world, talk about your plans for the day, your travel plans, what you’re cooking, who you’re having lunch with, a blog post you just read or posted, who made you made, who bought you flowers, and end it with a “good night world.”
Twitter is like, Facebook meets, Blogging, meets instant messaging. It really rocks. So whether you wanna connect with old friends, meet new one’s, find out what’s going on in your industry, and learn a lot, Twitter is definitely for you. If you’re someone that doesn’t see the value in networking or market research, I’d probably advise you to stay under your rock and leave Twitter to the cool folks (jk).
My friend Coach Deb told me last week that I “needed” to be on Twitter and how she’s got a couple speaking engagements because of being on Twitter. I took her advice as she’s definitely an expert in social media, hopped on, started connecting with a few people, and started to get a bunch of emails saying, “Person’s Name is now following you on Twitter.” The moment that started to happen, I was hooked. So Twitter, had me at that first email.
So this week, I’m going to be discussing Twitter and how it can benefit you with your Internet Business or online efforts. I’m also going to be interviewing some folks that are on Twitter, why they’re using it? What has come about on it so far? And so on.
So are you on Twitter? What’s your URL? Why are YOU using it?