I am sure you use Twitter. If you are not using Twitter, you should register and start using it. After all, this is what most online networkers would have done. People use Twitter as a medium for marketing, communication and promotion.
These days, you can even use Twitter to search for things you want to know. From elections to deaths and gossips, there is a little something you can find in Twitter, almost as if Twitter is the new Google Search Engine.
Twitter is also inspiring many people to develop new applications related to Twitter in a way to benefit more people on the internet. From searching for similar interests people in Twitter to checking active and inactive users on Twitter.
How do you keep up with the topics that interest you? For example, you want to know what is going on in the writing industry. You can search for the keyword ‘writing’ and Twitter will compile a list of all ‘writing’ related twits so you can look for something new every day. The best thing is you can save your search so the next time you want to look for the same thing, just click on the sidebar.
If you have a blog, Twitter is the best platform to promote or market your blog to a wider audience. Why? It is because you can arrange to have Twitter automatically twit about your new blog posts whenever you update your blog. This way, you will get a few fast clicks to your blog throughout the day. If someone likes your posts, they might retweet your twit so that their readers can read about it too.
The point of Twitter is to meet new people and communicate. Surely you have a few followers. Why not send a message to them or reply to their twits? It is easy to spark a conversation by replying with the normal @twitteruser format. I am sure you have seen it in action.
Twitter is indeed the latest marketing tool you need for your business. Even if you are not using it for business purpose, you can still keep in touch with your friends and family easily.
Sarah Lam is a blogger, a copywriter and a virtual assistant who blogs at Writing Consultation since January 2009. Writing Consultation aims to help freelance writers to gain better knowledge about writing and the freelancing industry. You might want to check out Sarah Lam’s profile and get to know her as she assists you in becoming the next freelance writer.