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Twitter-dee, Twitter-dum? Nope. Why YOU need to get on the twit-wagon - NOW!

  • Dec 1, 2009
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When I first heard about Twitter - I'll admit - I was hesitant to sign up. I just didn’t see the appeal or value in using this IM-based social networking and microblogging service with all the other alternatives out there (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). And I just couldn’t fathom why anyone would give a hoot…uh…tweet as to what I was doing? I’m not Angelina Jolie or an American Idol. I’m just a simple girl, with extraordinary goals.

Well, I finally took the plunge several years ago, and I'm really glad I did.  I know it sounds completely looney, but since I first started tweeting I have made a hundred new contacts, had countless leads sent my way and kept everybody who really gives a damn up-to-date on what I’m doing. And it only takes a few minutes a day to maintain. One of the major benefits is that you can connect with others who operate in your niche or reach out to members of your target market. Once you’re following them and they’re following you, viral opportunities kick in. You know… He told a friend of a friend of a friend… It’s contagious.  It's also an invaluable asset if you're looking for a job, want to learn about new products and services or just trying to find a fun way to kill some time.


Listen.  If you’re not ‘tweeting’, you should be. Really… Don’t be afraid to ‘tweetwork’ (aka ‘tweetilize’) with other ‘twits’ (okay, ‘tweeters’).  You'll be glad you did.

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December 02, 2009
I'm a tweetaholic, too!  I pretty much been on there since it launched, but obviously, it is so much more, and so much more different, than it use to be.  If you're ever looking for more new tweeps to follow, you should check out my Most Awesome Fake Twitter Accounts list and this Best Tech & Social Media News list! :)
 
December 01, 2009
I was late comer to Twitter as well. I just didn't "get it". I Tweet a bunch now. The problem really started when I put the moTweets application on my phone.  Of course, I Tweet out my Lunch reviews and those of other Lunchers!
 
December 01, 2009
Ya, I was really hesitant with hopping on the Twitter bandwagon, but when I finally did and started working here, it became a really great tool!  Nice review! 
 
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review by . February 12, 2010
After reading Kitty_Salinas' micro review I though it would be helpful to share how I deal with the over tweeters or TMI'ers. Below is my six step program that I have been using for a few weeks and it seems to help.     Stop sending them to your device via SMS (in my case the iPhone), they talk way too much to be constantly notified of their updates... (See step 5) Create and use Twitter lists to segment the people you follow into smaller more relevant groups of people. …
review by . December 11, 2008
I have a love-hate relationship with twitter.  Everything about twitter is a catch-22 to me.  On the one hand, it's kind of creepy that the entire interweb has the capability of seeing me update on the go, as well as the fact that it sends notices to twitter members who choose to be updated on my status, it's also, well, simply put, FUN.  As well as convenient and super easy to update.    Pros  -It's fun to update!  Currently, it can be updated through …
review by . April 24, 2009
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King (CNNbrk) lost out to Kutcher! The 1st to cross 1 million followers, that is. Oprah is tweeting now. What next? Obama too?! Well, looks like Twitter is now officially mainstream! Better march your way to twitterland and start tweeting, or is that twittering? ...         Behind the scene:         P.S. I'm trying to keep this review short and sweet, the very notion of a tweet! Do check out the videos if you'd like to explore …
review by . January 28, 2009
I'm not afraid to admit it, I'm completely addicted to Twitter.     In case you haven't read the other reviews, and never took the time to check out twitter.com; Twitter is an online communication tool that allows you to post a "micro-blog" post of only 140 characters or less.     I started using Twitter about a year ago but it took me a few months to realize the potential that this tool has. One thing is for sure, I can tell why some may hear about the buzz, …
review by . May 25, 2010
OK, maybe I lied a little in my review title. I kind of get why people would use Twitter, if they're the type to want to follow their favourite celebrity or just want to get the odd news snippet, but apart from that, I simply don't get the appeal. I can't be accused of not giving it a go as I've tried twice. Two times I have logged into Twitter with the sincere intention of joining in with the fad and following my favourite celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker and David Mitchell; but …
review by . April 20, 2010
Who would have thought 140 characters would have changed the landscape of Social Networking? Everyone seems to be using Twitter. Celebrities, politicians, television channels, spammers, you name it they're probably on Twitter or working out a plan to use it.      I didn't get Twitter when I first got an account. It's got a learning curve that's curiously harder to grasp than I thought. I'm an avid Twitter user and for a number of reasons.      I refused to …
review by . February 04, 2010
   The word sounds so funny to me. Tweet. Back in 2008 we as a world fell into this craze called Twitter.  It has actually been around a lot longer than that but gained popularity then.  I have mixed feelings on Twitter because I feel it can hurt someone but on the other side of things, make someone very successful.  Do I have a twitter account.  Yes, for website publicity.  A personal twitter account. No.  I will admit that I used to have a personal …
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review by . March 04, 2010
if you use it right...
twitter's value is all dependent on how you use it. some people follow just celebrities and news feeds, and receive value from the service that way. i, personally do not see that as beneficial.       however, if you find people that are in your field, vocation or hobby, and actually use the service to interact with those groups of people, you can gain valuable connections.       i also don't think twitter is for everyone. i only really started enjoying …
review by . May 14, 2010
I've grown to really find the various ways you can use Twitter very helpful. Below are some tips and ways to help understand Twitter more, especially for new users or people trying to build up their following.       Everybody is welcome to chime in if I missed anything!       Two Things I've Learned About How Twitter is Different      1. Twitter is not your status update. Before recently, I used to think of Twitter as a platform …
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Twitter is a micro-blogging service that allows users to update with text messages of up to 140 characters in length. Users can also read updates from others by going to users' pages or by "following" them. "Following" allows updates from others to arrive automatically in a feed on a user's Twitter homepage. Twitter functionality is similar to that of Facebook's "status" feature, and both can by synced via Facebook status settings.  

Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in early 2006. The site later won a South by Southwest Award in the blog category in March 2007. By mid-2008, Twitter featured over 3M accounts. 

In addition to its functionality as a microblogging service, Twitter also features several social networking elements, including public lists of members who are following a user's updates and those who each user is following (although both of these features may be set to private). Twitter also offers a public profile, a scraping mechanism to find and invite people a user knows through email accounts, and a minimally customizable page.

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