That you can send a post to your Twitter micro-blog via SMS, or text messaging, from any cell phone is what grabbed my attention. Plus several of my favorite bloggers and community leaders started urging people to give it a try.
Anita Campbell, who I’ve written about before, has recommended it and I follow her thoughts there. One of Anita’s bloggers, Jonathan Fields, at Small Business Trends posted about how he landed some publicity via Twitter and had a lively discussion as well.
Morriss Partee from EverythingCU is another one of folks I follow on Twitter.
Just last night, I found and met Marcia Conner at Fast Company posting some very thought-provoking ideas on social networks and Twitter. She had one post about Social Awkward Networks and another entitled: *Can Twittering Create an Economy of Words?* that got me pondering the reality of online community.
It is certainly in the buzz du jour like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, and a host of others. But the cool thing to me is that it lets me be brief. You only have 140 characters in which to say your peace…
No doubt, there are lots of consumers *tweeting* for fun and laughs and staying connected with friends and family. But there are many business people trying to wrap their hands around how to be there first and gain a following and new business.
If you wonder if there are any people out there like you, just check out Twitter Search. Put in your job title or industry or niche market, and you’ll soon see a whole bunch of people already in motion, microblogging and opening up new channels of business, of gathering market research, of finding new ways to spread the word about their website, their company. And, of course, what they had for lunch… 🙂
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