People are afraid of Twitter. Or indifferent. It’s another product, like those Ford trucks or Coca-Cola they try to sell me to convince me my life as it is isn’t good enough or could be a lot better, they may say.
When it first came out, I didn’t have friends using Twitter. So I didn’t sign up. What’s the point?
But I signed up in ’08 after my co-worker did.
AND IT OPENED A WHOLE NEW WORLD!
Twitter is not for telling us what you ate for lunch. Twitter is for interacting and adding value with your tweets.
Sharing insight. And you don’t have to be Bill Gates to do it.
One of my FAVORITE uses of Twitter
If you can’t make it to a conference or other event, follow tweets. It’ll be like you’re in the room with the crowd and speaker! You’ll know who’s there and what they’re talking about, what the latest trends and thoughts are.
Here’s a glimpse of what people are saying about Seth Godin’s remarks at a small biz conference.
And there’s SXSW in Austin – where everyone wants to be right now.
Other reasons to use Twitter:
Glean meaningful info for your career.
It’s good for your social life. Meet people like you. Meet people not like you.
It’s good for expanding your horizons. Try new food, places, movies, books, blogs or activities.
Know what people think. Watch and join conversations.
Connect with those who would normally be inaccessible.
Get conference info without paying the conference price.
What are your thoughts? Do you use Twitter? Like or dislike? Does it add value to your life?