I bet you know who this little blue birdie is even w/o that little hint from my post title above. Unless of course, you're one of those seemingly conservative genre trap in the computer cave age who don't want change...well, then... you're missing a lot! - But of course, this is what I think (and so does a million others).
Inspite of its' ridiculous "growing pains" , a lot of us are addicted to it simply because it is so much like SMS texting! And the fact that it's got great potential as a powerful marketing tool is a plus (eventho SOME marketing guru frown upon this assertion) and to me, it works! Definitely a great way of finding & accessing potential customers and connecting with other people of interest in real time and "advertising" your product (or Blog ) straight to the audience at hand without having to pay ridiculous fees! Talk about free AD Campaign. That's the beauty of Twitter!
Now you don't need to Twitter each day (like most of us do) to get the benefit, but having a set schedule works best too. The key point is having an established presence in the fold so people will start "knowing" you. And when you tweet, always use catchy, quirky or relevant ones to get attention depending on who your target audience are and why you Tweet in the first place. Be creative! Your tweets makes other Twitterers either follow you or unfollow you. Others just don't get you so they unfollow (ouch!). Have quite a few of those. But you move on - not the end of the world...
So far, I've been getting quite a lot of followers lately which means my presence is out there! -and I'm happy. Now the debate is, do I follow them back? I think it all depends on ones' preference. 9 out 10 (like most) I follow back. Now about the dreaded unfollowers...Well, like any relationship : you're probably not their type, it just don't match and it just won't work. Nothing personal - remember, It's them NOT YOU!
For more cool stuffs about Twitter : @PRSarahevans has additional tips about Twitter. And Below are some useful tools to help your Twittering escapades a more pleasant experience (courtesy of a dear friend, Mark Salinas). Click on!
To manage your Twitter friends:
The 100 most popular Twitterers:
Who just unfollowed you : (I'm so using this one!)
Twitter app for Blackberry:
Twitter app for iphone:
Twitter app for Firefox browser:
Desktop Twitter app:
Twitterer groups by subject:
Upload your pictures to Twitter:
Wordpress plugin for Twitter:
Twitterers by subject:
URLS being posted on Twitter:
Twitterers with the most followers:
Twitter cookbook with recipes:
Adobe desktop app for Twitter:
To unfollow people who are not following you:
Tweetcloud of popular topics on Twitter in real time. Words shrink and grow:
Similar to Tinyurl - shrinks URLS :
Schedule tweets to be posted at a later date and to auto thank and autofollow new followers:
Search Twitter for specific topics:
Twitter app for Outlook express:
Find Twitterers with a similar interests:
Group or unfollow all of your unfollowers:
Follow a conversation between 2 Twitterers.
Some Cool Twitter groups:
This is just a few applications (there's a lot more out there) developed for Twitter marking its' powerful presence in the web. Come join in on the fun (addiction) and Don't you dare unfollow me now! ( I'll know who you are...*wink* )
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