Twitter for Business: Beyond Twitter 101

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Today’s Twitter Lesson: How Microblogging Builds Community

It's about People

Social Media is all about People: Connecting, Engaging, Listening and Helping One Another. Twitter technology can do all that!

ONE: 32 million Twitter users according to WSJ article Ten Ways Twitter will Permanently Change Business. [As of Dec 2009 68 million Tweeters]

TWO: Twitter creator Jack Dorsey has told us Twitter WILL one day [probably sooner rather than later] be as ubiquitous as email.

THREE: The only question, then, is HOW to use this amazing and “simple” technology to ReShape and ReVive Business in America [and all over the Globe]?

The BEST ANSWER is by Reading, Listening, Talking, Thinking, and DOING!

(A) Try — put in “twitter for business” and VOILA! real-time URL’s to check out

(B) Study the Tweet Streams of progressive companies like @wholefoods, @jetblue, @homedepot, @SouthwestAir and “team” members at places like Dell, e.g. @ChrisBatDell

(C) For more company Tweeple, use Twibs or one of the other listings in Lee Odden’s  12 Directories

Twitter will help marketers get measureable results

Because Twitter updates in real time, you can reach an audience on the spot. It’s a great platform for asking for assistance, getting opinions, and answering questions. Much less expensive than a focus group — and so much more personal.

Twitter builds communities, and this will be especially fruitful for retailers — both local and global — as companies have the opportunity to tell customers about attractive sales and new products.

Use Twitter to engage with customers and create advocates. It really is all about People Helping People.

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Posted by Shari Weiss   @   29 May 2009
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May 29, 2009
11:56 am
#1 randall :

real time updates seem like a useful idea. imagine a virtual cooking class or a team building seminar?

Jul 14, 2009
9:35 am
#2 Sean Redler :

Twitter is a great idea that is going to be used by everyone soon. I’m glad I started learning about it because it is important, and some have the wrong idea on it. Can’t wait to mess around on it…

Jul 14, 2009
4:15 pm
#3 sharisax :

Sean . . . and all you “newcomers”: Play around and let your imaginations soar. Who knows, you could come up with the next MILLION DOLLAR APPLICATION. 🙂

Jul 14, 2009
10:12 pm
#4 Kevin Wu :

I never noticed the application Twitter until now. I think it is very useful because you can retrieve information about almost anyone. You can find the latest updates on even Barack Obama. You can follow him and he might even follow you. I find that it is a neat tool in communicating to people. It is even more cool if everyone in the world uses it.

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