So, how do you all use twitter?
Do you see it as a powerful social media tool for sharing video, or is it simply shouting updates where nobody's listening?
It depend if you're Stephen Fry or Mr small fry.
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Hey, Rob! Nice to see you posting back here.
Twitter? Only just started using it. I don't tend to tweet, just follow one or two people who are posting things about which I'm interested at the moment.
I find it a really useful way of keeping up to date with subject matter information from a huge range of sources.
I Must get into Facebook and Twitter. I presently don't use either but will be getting accounts in the near future to link with my future site .....
I think they are great and so many people can't be wrong ....can they?????
I follow a range of technical pros and industry contacts as well as broadcasters, social media and multi platform folk.
I've gained a bit of work purely through following and I've recommended or employed a few folk for smaller jobs.
If you create lists to each area you can focus on different groups when you need to.
I'm also working on a short film project which is being marketed through twitter to build an audience for when the film is out, which is going well. A multi platform writer maintains the feed and does it justice.
I'll also be using twitter to promote another project to assist with audience building and creating an interactive project.
It doesn't just have to be just 'real' people using it, you can create characters to build upon a story you are telling.
Have a google at Transmedia, multiplatform marketing, how to build an audience through twitter.
Also look into the etiquette of twitter. If its your own twitter account, theres only so much people will listen to if you are just talking about yourself all the time. Make a concerted effort to retweet others opinions/thoughts/blog posts/ tech reviews. Respond to other people constructively and recommend follows to keep yourself interesting.
I haven't got the heaviest of followings, its quite sparse compared to most, however its building slowly. You can use tools to gain followers quickly like Tweet Adder, but for my own account I prefer to not to as it can be obvious and come across slightly rude or deceptive when you do, in my opinion.
I generally gain follows through physical networking, recommendations, working with clients and from my own blog posts (when they are interesting enough).
Overall twitter is a fantastic tool, highly recommend it when used correctly
This was a great post from fuzzymuffin because it appears to explain the concepts in words of one syllable. Now perhaps someone would indulge me in explaining exactly how this works.
Logically therefore 2/3 of my tweets are of no interest to any of my followers.
Logically therefore they will stop following me.
Is the idea that one should set up a separate twitter account for each area of interest/business?
I guess you can eventually figure this out by trial and error, but if thar trial is after you've inadvertantly told the world how much you hate your boss because when you start off nothing tells you who may receive your tweet it's a bit bloody late!
May I just add that whilst I'm an old git, I am not a technophobe (I've been in IT since leaving school in 197. Neither amd I socially inept. But I am social-network inept!
Now I'm goint to see if I can find you. fuzzymuffin, on Twitter so can follow you and get a bit more idea.