is twitter still hot? or cooling down?
twitter is a micro blogging tool. what will be next in the near future?
I think people "plateau" with twitter. They have a real problem with retaining participants. I'm up to about 2500 followers and like 90% of them are Internet marketers. That's not my market, but Internet marketers are early adopters. So if you sell to Internet marketers, Twitter is hot as fire.
The more rounded hotness of Twitter that I'm seeing is related to "real time search" which seems to be a neglected issue at sitepoint. Check out Collecta.com for example and search for something.
Their search results USE twitter content....and wordpress blog posts that are hosted at wordpress. For that reason, yes, twitter is still hot. But, as with anything remarkable on the web, us marketers will figure out a way to beat it to death so that even real time search using Twitters database will be inundated.
In my opinion, Twitter can be easily used to promote your blogsite. You can easily earn more followers. You can post a link to your blog to gain more visitors to your site. For me , TWITTER helps me a lot!!!
It seems to be cooling down a bit, though it's still hot and probably one of the sites with the highest growth rate.
In a period of less than 2 month it has jumped from the 180th place to the 40th (from over 30 million domains).
The idea of twitter's communication is great as it fits best into a busy life as it is nowadays.
I currently get about 2,000 UV a day off twitter - it's one of my main traffic sources. This is spread over a lot of accounts and it's fully automated. So I would say it's hot and easy if you know what you're doing.
Also you can target your traffic somewhat depending on how you use twitter - Example: I use TwitterFriend Adder Pro - I'm able to pull keywords to search for friends
I wish Twitter could add a music player or something in its interface.
Seems like it's full of thousands of people trying to advertise their product to you.
They follow you in hopes that you will follow them back & respond to their links ( ads).
So, those folks are unlikely to read the content that you post at all.
When you are looking for a TV to buy, or a new mortgage, or whatever, do you look on twitter???
I am a relatively recent user of twitter having only 300 posts and 50 followers.
There's no specific limit on the number of people that you can follow. The limit is different for every member. There should be a balance for the number of your follower and the number of people following you.
According to Twitter Support
We've also placed limits on the number of people you can follow. The number is different for everyone, and is based on a ratio that changes as the account changes. If you hit a follow limit, you must balance your follower/following ratio in order to follow more people- basically, you can't follow 50,000 people if only 23 people follow you. Based on current behavior in the Twitter community, we've concluded that this is both fair and reasonable.
I just would like to say that Twitter has stood out to be a good example in their own right. It's all about customer focused communication methods that enhance the relationships. This makes people more likely to continue using its services.
I had a problem with Squidoo the other week. In no time, a CM contacted me through Twitter and fixed the problem. Exemplary customer service!