Sep 3, 2008

How Do You Use Twitter?

What are you doing?
Where are you right now?
What did you just post on your blog?
Are you inspired by a website link?
Where is everyone?
What do you need to communicate quickly?
Hey guys! What do you think of THIS!?

How do YOU use TWITTER?

Check out this groovy video that shares more ideas for how to use TWITTER:

How Do You Use Twitter? from biz stone on Vimeo.

Twitter rocks! Use Twitter to discover and receive:

  • Real-time feedback from followers...
  • Discover new websites and ideas…
  • What’s HOT? Fashion… music… thoughts… movies… discover BUZZ
  • Keep up with people – where are they? What are they doing? What is IMPORTANT to friends and associates…

Question: Why is Twitter the fastest growing Social Network on the Internet?

Answer: TWITTER is fast, simple, easy, and concise.

What is Twitter? Twitter is an instant online status update limited to only 140 characters, so you are FORCED to be brief! Hallelujah! It is super easy to add people you want to follow and also easy for them to follow you. You just type in their name and find them, then click "follow" by their name. It's that easy. Then, on your home page, you'll receive their updates every time you log-in to Twitter.

The only thing is, if you follow a lot of people, you’ll get so many updates, it is impossible to read them all.

Who FOLLOWS YOU on Twitter?

You can send updates to Twitter from your regular home page or from your mobile phone or IM using SMS.

Are you building a fan base? What do they want to know about you? I like Twitter because I can post a question and get quick feedback. I can also share feeds. I also TWEET when I publish my blog updates as Twitter is another way for people to find my blog feed through TWITTER. The number of people you can follow is limited to 2,000 (to reduce SPAM).

Who do you FOLLOW on Twitter? Why? What are you looking for?

Most people will get followed when they have important things to say, their posts are meaningful, or they are popular to certain other people. Or, all of the above. As with blogs, the more useful your content of "tweets" the more likely you will be followed by other Twitter users.

By the way, if you want to follow me, use these shameless promoter links (heh heh):
Scott Andrews (this is ME):
ARRiiVE Business Solutions (blog feed +):
AspireNow (blog feed +):
Note: According to Twitter, you can only FOLLOW 2,000 people (to limit SPAM). However, there is no limit on how many can follow you! :)

Are you feeding your blog to Twitter? It's a smart way to get more followers to your blog:

Ways You Can Make Twitter More Useful To YOUR Activities:

Bands: A band sends their tweet to fans that they're going on stage. Fans tweet back "play XYZ song" so they can coordinate their set list to what the crowd actually wants to hear at that moment!

Journalists: A journalist sends a tweet asking what topics people want to see next, then writes to the responses she receives.

Web Designers: People tweet the web designer their ideas for improvement directly to their @tweet twitter address. The designer then incorporates changes more quickly with the real-time feedback.

Political poll: A politician is giving a speech. People start twitting their tweets about reaction to the speech into Twitter, and the Politician's writers can give them an instant teleprompt to change the speech on the fly with the feedback from Twitter.

Business announcement: A group of users within a large company want to send instant communication out to the group. They send a tweet which is then accessible to all the members of the group to comment and provide instant feedback.

Business PR: Announce new products and services, or innovations to existing products and services, through your TWIT feed.

Personal network: have friends know what to bring to a party or meet at a certain location through your tweets.

Tweet Suggestion: Additional Twitter Tools:

Organize your Twitter Feed with TweetDeck:
Commoncraft Show: Twitter, In Plain English
Twitter mobile and IM: add Mobile Devices
Additional Ideas: Mobile Ideas For Twitter
Icons and Graphics for Twitter: Glossy Web 2.0 Twitter Icons/ Web 2.0 Icons / Graphics

TWEET BEEFS: What would you like to see LESS of on Twitter:

Ok, I'll start it... my personal tweet beefs (yep, that's a Scotty-sniglet):

1. Don't tell me you're having coffee (unless you say where).
2. Don't tell me you're going PEE or POO (nope - don't wanna know)!

How else can you see ways to use Twitter? Want to add your own Tweet Suggestion or Tweet Beef? Please share below!

Cheers and happy tweets!

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1 comment:

  1. I've found that at its simplest, twitter allows me to blog about stories or items that I would have trouble turning into a fully fledged blog post. Instead of have a blog updated perhaps twice a week, I can update the twitter feed continuously and then expand on any interesting items when I update the blog.