Twitter … some more info

I guess a dedicate post doesn’t do any harm to anyone.

My mum joined Facebook some time ago and I thought, so what’s next. Well it’s not completely new, but it’s the fastest growing social network of he moment. It is very famous in the US but quite unknown to a wider audience than a bunch of geeks (like me I admit). If you want to follow me

What is Twitter

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees. (Wikipedia).

How big is Twitter

Twitter.com continues to grow in popularity and importance in both the consumer and corporate worlds. No longer just a platform for friends to stay connected in real time, it has evolved into an important component of brand marketing. Unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009, making it the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month.  Zimbio and Facebook followed, growing 240 percent and 228 percent, respectively. (Nielsen Wire)

How can you be succesfull on Twitter

Here are 10 tips to make your Tweet read:

  1. Make it personal
  2. Keep it relevant
  3. Engage your followers
  4. Don’t be lazy
  5. Offer something that’s wanted
  6. Ask away
  7. Stand out from the crowd
  8. Good links
  9. Offer exclusives
  10. Stop. Think. Send.

For more info, please read the full article @econsultancy.com

How to measure it?

That’s the big question. An way to measure your influence and reach can be found on Klout.net

What’s the added value?

Here is a nice video that explains the added value … NOT!

Vodpod videos no longer available.
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