Like a whistle or a ring, Twitter is the new telephone.
Gone are the days of the landline, dialing your day away to convey your engagement news to your aunt Mary in California. Remember the days when you used to be able to talk to a bunch of people about everything and anything on a party line?
So what do we do today?
Technology is the light at the end of the tunnel offering us the ability to share our baby news with an old friend who has moved to Asia. No more snail mail, waiting two weeks to receive word of when your cousin Justin is coming to visit from Florida.
Twitter, a social network allowing you to connect with others globally for business and personal affairs is free and fun. A worldwide network of people and businesses for all to explore, share and learn from.
Personally, you can keep in touch with anyone or reconnect with those lost, sharing information about your life and reading news of what’s going on in their life as well. Imagine you have 30 close friends, 50 acquaintances and you want to let them know you just moved into a new apartment in New York City (costing you a small fortune) and are now pursuing your acting career. With a few words typed and some clicks you can post you news for them to read or even for everyone on the planet to read. It’s public text messaging. It can also keep up to date on world information, news and trends. In fact many news agencies have people dedicated to finding breaking news around the world which is usually first heard on Twitter.
So many people use the social network, it offers a lot of traffic to your professional business if done right and you will have another avenue with which to market your services, communicate information and connect with your customers. Automatically post updates from your website or new blog postings.
Imagine XYZ Construction of Chicago who has been in business for 10 years is looking to increase their client list while keeping with our modern technological times. They might use their website, twitter and their existing customer base to allow friends of their customers to connect and learn about their business, what they do, who likes their work, anything pertinent so they can drive up more business and broaden their working area to beyond the Chicago area.
Like magic, twitter has changed how we communicate, changing our lives forever!
It’s fast, modern, free and fun, what more could a person ask for?
So should you tweet, absolutely! The only thing you need to do now is figure out what to do with your telephone and mailbox, besides clean around them. See How To Twitter.
Keep in mind that everything you post on Twitter is public. So security should be a concern. Safe tweeting!