Thursday, July 9, 2009
WHAT IS TWITTER ALL ABOUT
As we continue to embrace TWITTER as a prime example of social media and it's abilities to connect people fast and brief, We need a basic overview of what it's really all about. It is replacing CALLER 10? by Douglas Taylor Are you wondering just what is twitter good for? The answer really depends on who you ask. If you give the question to the people at Twitter themselves, they’ll tell you “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time”. I would define Twitter as a micro blogging website that allows you to send out short messages that are called tweets. You are limited to 140 characters in your messages. Some people just do not seem to understand the question, what is twitter good for. They think people are spending lots of time on this site and not really saying anything useful. Yes, there’s a component of that happening. And it is sort of amusing in a sad way. What goes on underneath the surface is where the real value is. People often share important thoughts and plans. You will find experts in many different fields offering help and guidance. There are even potential customers that could be yours talking about what they would like to see in products and services. It’s a huge and growing population. A chunk of it is boring everyone to death by sharing details about the dressing on the salad served at lunch. There’s a substantial user population, however, that’s making exciting things happen. If you’ve believed the critics and you’re not part of Twitter, it’s time to rethink your position. You can become a part of this exciting collection of social networks. And I promise: You won’t be forced to share your lunch stories with anyone. Honest. If you want to stay on top of things then you need to be on the lookout for new tips, and tools. Generally speaking, the Internet moves quite quickly. When it comes to new “hot” properties like Twitter, the speed and activity multiplies. This makes it a wise use of your time to understand what Twitter is all about and how it can benefit you.