Exact Target reports that Twitter users are more likely to post regularly to blogs, more likely to post product and service reviews, and more likely to share coupons on coupon sites. We’re also more likely to write articles, post videos, contribute to wiki’s, and comment on other people’s blogs. This rings true for me, because as a Twitter user, I like to find interesting or educational tidbits that I can share with my readers. (more…)
It was early fall, 2009. Our family was enjoying an incredibly beautiful view of the mountains in northern New Mexico. Antelope, elk, buffalo, trout of every kind; magical cloud shadows intermittently cooling the frugal warmth of the altitude, and then …
all of a sudden … (more…)
Twitter is absolutely blowing the socks off of rapid fire communication right now. Want in, but think its too difficult or time consuming? I’ve got a few quick steps to get you ‘twittering’ in practically no time at all! (more…)
Everywhere you look these days, someone’s talking about Twitter. Last month (February ’09), over 7,000,000 people logged in with some answer to the now famous question, “What are you doing?” It’s grown by 1382% since the same time last year, making it the fastest-grown community site in the U.S., according to Nielsen. Now, with widespread adoption of the news media, Twitter is bound to grow even faster.
Detractors are quick to point out that Twitter is noisy, a distraction, and they really don’t care what some stranger had for breakfast. All true; you can’t argue with the obvious. But, there are ways to filter out the noise, turn it off when you need to focus, and select folks to follow with more interesting things to talk about.
So what’s Twitter all about from a business perspective, and why should you care? Honestly, that’s a huge question, one that will take more than a single post to answer. We’ll get a start on that answer this week from Evan Williams, the co-founder of Twitter: (more…)