Well if you haven’t heard of Twitter, you will. It is the city that never sleeps! ”Twitterville” is a social networking platform where you follow and subscribe to, other peoples “tweets” or “twits” (my slang).
What is a “tweet” or “twit”?
Well it’s not what you called your little brother when he snuck into your room to rummage through your things. A ‘Tweet’ is comprised of little snippets of information and statements limited to 140 characters. So be unique. You choose to follow people and when you do, you subscribe to their statements. If they choose, they may extend the courtesy of following you as well.
As more people follow you, you may actually have people look into your websites and blogs. If they like you, they will want to learn more about what you have to offer. You will begin to grow your social network at a very rapid pace if executed properly. Before you know it you may have thousands of people subscribing to your thoughts and your blogs.
Before you know it you will find who most people are following and you will learn a great deal along the way. These are your “Tweets”. If you wonder about the big game, just post a question, ‘Hey Twitterville? Are the Giants winning?’ O.K. – I am a Giants fan… but please don’t hold it against me and stop reading.
I believe once you begin using Twitter you will see how other people will add value to your knowledge and success.
My suggestions in starting a free Twitter account is to register and then start following people that you find interesting. Click on profiles and see what they have to say and if you like them follow them. I would encourage you not to click on your max of 2000 people to just get people to follow you. The reason is you will be following 2000 people and only have 34 following you. Then you would become the next star on “Desperate House Twitter.” This would be your “Twit.”
How do you build a network with the people you follow? If you like what someone posted on a blog, let them know by an @reply. This will tell all of the people following you that you liked someone’s blog and it lets the blogger know you are promoting them and like what they have to say. “Give and it shall be given to you.”
You can Direct Message someone to thank them for following you or privately encourage them or connect. You will definitely enjoy the experience and who knows; maybe you will become the mayor of “Twitterville.”
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