To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Twitter is an internet phenomenon with over 500 million users. It is different from Facebook in that people use it for just one purpose; to let others know what they’re doing right this second. Many people use mobile phones with internet access, meaning they can update their information every hour.
Is Twitter Just for Fun?
Twitter seems frivolous but it can play an important role as well: that of citizen journalism. In the recent riots in Iran, Twitter provided a vehicle for Iranians to share their experiences with the world, when other websites were blocked by the Iranian government.
Who Uses Twitter?
One study showed that more people over 45 were using Twitter than those under 45. Celebrities, companies and average Joes use the service to tell their friends in a short 140 character message what they are doing now.
The beauty of Twitter is that it brings acquaintances and friends closer together by letting them know the little things about people who you wouldn’t normally read about in an email or talk about over the phone.
Twitter is generally a safer forum than Facebook because it doesn’t collect as much personal information. However there are settings that restrict who can see your tweets in the settings section of your profile.
DEF: Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. Since its launch, the Twitter website has become one of the top 10 most visited on the Internet, and has been described as “the SMS of the Internet. Unregistered users can read the tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices.
Businesses use Twitter as a way to promote, connect and brand their company. If your business is not using twitter yet, then you are going to be left behind. Why? Here are some very good reasons…
You will be able to connect with your customers because they themselves are using twitter. Connecting with customers is the main reason why you should use twitter for your business. Twitter has become part of your customers’ daily routine. Some people log onto it every single day, or even the first thing in the morning before breakfast. If you have an unsatisfied customer you will hear them on twitter. This will help your company to help them.
You can market your product or services to more people and the best part about that is its FREE. You don’t have to pay
Once you have connected with your customers you will be able to ask for feedback on how you can improve your product, your services and maybe even improve your customers service. Listening to them will help you in the future.
You can also tweet about new specials and coupons codes to help give your company the extra boost. What everyone loves is a bargain
If your business is not a well-known brand then just use a personal account and brand yourself as an expert constantly pointing people towards your business. People like to connect with people not a logo
If you’ve have succeeded gaining some popularity with your twitter account you will know how viral twitter can be.
Twitter can help you increase sales and make PROFIT
At the end of the day, once you have engaged, helped your customers (your followers) on Twitter. They will be loyal to your brand for a long time.
How Do I Check Twitter Out?
Many people ask me, ‘where do I find Twitter’. My suggestion is that you start with my Twitter site https://twitter.com/kimdenyse. Yes I want you to ‘Follow Me’ but it’s also a good way to see how it works and what it is all about.
For example. When I finish writing this blog I will ‘Tweet it’ by pressing the Tweet this button on the bottom of this Blog Page. All my Followers (zillions) will receive a notification that I have written a blog via a ‘Tweet’ that includes the link to this page. If they are interested in reading why they are Tweeting (just in case they weren’t sure) then they will click on that link which will bring them here
Yours in Twitter and Tweets,
Kim-Denyse Dip BusMark. CertIVTAA