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Sep 30 Posted 3 years ago
Twitter is just great if you cannot attend an important event. The South AFrican Tweeters regularly Tweet from such events to keep others informed. This is immediate and very informative. It is a great way to get word of something around to people who would normally be excluded.
The fact that Twitter reaches almost every corner of the earth makes cross communication and the sharing of ideas just a few seconds away. If you like reading and like to explore many different topics Twitter is just the place where information is in abundence. By following people's links to sites, news are circulated on an immediate and real time basis.
There is also a lot of FUN on Twitter. Most people have an excellent sense of humour and will keep you in check.
Sep 27 Posted 3 years ago
@SocialAna thanks for the comment. At first, I was the exact same way. I signed up for Twitter, was on it for about two weeks and then probably didn't pay attention to it again for a few months. After I came back to Twitter I realized the power of a neverending networking event. Its all about making connections. That's why people attend Chamber of Commerce networking events, its the same thing on Twitter except it never ends. There is always someone who is willing to chat and will always listen.
Sep 26 Posted 3 years ago
In the beginning I had a hard time accepting Twitter and thought it was just another "time wasting" chat tool. But as I began to play aound with Twitter I began to realize how useful and informative it could be for me,my business,& my personal life.
I love to read, so I used Twitter to collect my favorite blogs, using Twitterfeed to feed my latest news under my profile. This created a habit for me to visit Twitter, read my own posts, and from there, people began to follow me and ReTweet all the content I shared - they followed me because I seemed to have a way to share great content - and that started creating connections for me. I didn't come to twitter to "sell" or to "waste time", I came to TWitter so I can see what 's happening in the world, in my industry, wiht my friends, and with my peers and thought leaders. I've been able to attend online/virtual conferences and/or live conferences if it weren't for Twitter's stream.
Twitter can be a useful tool if you approach it with the right mindset and putting customers/clients first. It's about them, not you, and it's about using these platforms to add value, connect and foster relationships that take time (of course) so I consider it as part of my "work" each day and not a "time wasting" tool.
Thank you for providing some great insight into the value of Twitter and the difference from facebook.