Nov 12, 2008

About Twitter - Do You Twitter?

Who is Twitter?

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices.

In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking world news to updates from friends.




What is Twitter (as noted by Wikipedia)?

Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom-based number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email. Twitter had by one measure over 3 million accounts and by another, well over 5 million visitors in September 2008 which was a fivefold increase in a month.

Interesting Twitter Tid Bits:

For day to day "goings on" at Twitter, check out their blog: http://blog.twitter.com/

Interested in Twitter gadgets? Check out what they have: http://blog.twitter.com/search/label/apps/label/apps

Want to search Twitter to see what people are doing? http://search.twitter.com/

The Buzz - Want to find out the most current, most popular Twitter links? Check out TwitterBuzz

The future evolution of Twitter? http://www.sociableblog.com/2008/10/28/why-twitter-needs-multimedia/

One persons "22 Reasons to Use Twitter for Business and Pleasure":

FOR BUSINESS

1. Gain exposure for my blogs… and gain potential readers
2. Build my network with transparency and trust
3. Market my work, products, services, etc.
4. Answer questions/ ask questions
5. Learn new things from other industry professionals
6. Share tech tips & resources (baby blog post) & teach stuff
7. Meet and talk with others (some business/some pleasure)
8. Conference connecter (stay connected, share info, get social)
9. Seek out industry colleagues for assistance w/ special projects
10. Safety- Tweet unfamiliar meeting locations & while traveling
11. Better understand social media

FOR (MY) PLEASURE

1. See a new side of your friends
2. View/Share fitness tips and favorite motivational songs
3. View/Share fun pictures (of self and others, or random stuff)
4. View/Share fun links (great sites and other fun blogs)
5. View/Share local news and events
6. Exchange great recipes
7. Tweet the wacky: (ex: running the Bay to Breakers)
8. Tweet while traveling: (ex: a 24 hour Vegas trip)
9. Makes you think about your life (What am I doing?)
10. It’s just plain fun.
11. It’s free!

Intrigued? Find out more about the "What", "Why", "How" as noted by Twitter. Signup and start networking - http://twitter.com/

2 comments:

  1. the people who follow me on Twitter are more loyal readers and apt to provide me with writing work. or editing suggestions.

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  2. Use it for marketing purposes, apart from that im not a big fan tbh.

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