I’m jealous of all of the cool Twitterers and I want to jump on the bandwagon. I’ve thought about it multiple times, but every time I ask the same question: “what do I do on Twitter?”
I don’t get it. Facebook is retarded and absorbs the lives of its users. Twitter seems to be a little less invasive, less time consuming, and more relevant. But, when it comes down to it, I don’t know what to put on Twitter.
It’s supposed to be a microblog, but do you use it like a blog? How do you know what you should post on Twitter and what you should blog about?
A Facebook page is a complete solution to publicize your company. When potential customers post to your Facebook page, all the posted information is sent to their friends through their News Feed creating a spider web effect. This gives you the possibility of reaching hundreds if not thousands of potential customers which will continue to grow in time.
Twitter is a communication platform that helps businesses stay connected to their customers. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and other people who care about your company.
Twitter is good for generating traffic and possibly some potential customers. However I personally don’t like Twitter because they keep on changing the user interface and it looks like they change it to more complex each time. Making following and removing those who are not following you more difficult may be they just want users to spend more time on Twitter.
Facebook is retarded because it’s filled with your dumb friends who have changed their names to AIM nicknames that post comments about how drunk and high they are using symbols and cameltoe notation. Those people are too dumb to use Twitter, but Twitter just seems kind of pointless.
There are many ways to use twitter. I use it to subscribe to many interesting source of links, and I discovered many useful resources through it. Don’t use it much for self promotion or social networking in the traditional sense. That’s what the one-way follow model is good for, as opposed to facebook.
I think one advantage of twitter may be through use of #hash tags - if you highlight keywords consistently, I think others who are not followers can find you through searches. I just changed my blog twitter feed off so I can manually post to twitter and tag keywords. I don’t know if this works yet, but if anyone has success with or knowledge about how hash tags really work on twitter, that would be great to know and insightful for this topic discussion.
people often use twitter because of its popularity… lots of them use it to easily reach their target market… using twitter, following the people with the same niche as yours would let you find your future audience easily
Why anyone would think I would be interested in what they are doing or how they are feeling at a point in time (walking the dog, making a cuppa, watching tv, putting 2 lumps of sugar in their tea, feeling sleepy, trimming their toe nails blah blah blah) is beyond me.
The world still revolved and the sun still rose in the east and set in the west before twitter, facebook and the like