In case you’ve been living under a rock (or if you’ve just heard about this Internet thing), Twitter is a “micro-blogging” site. What that basically means is that millions of people publish single sentence statements and usually accompany them with a link to their blog or website. I think of it as being able to broadcast short ads to anyone who is listening, and use those ads to increase traffic to my website or blog.
For example, after I post this article, I will probably tweet something like “my latest blog post on how TweetDeck can help your business on Twitter” and then have a link to this post. Sometimes I’m able to double my traffic from doing this. Yep, that’s right. When I Twitter about a posting I may even end up with 2 readers.
One of the problems with Twitter is that you’ve got millions of people clamoring for attention for their one-liner. And then you have to sift through all that to find out what’s useful.
Enter TweetDeck, a 3 columned Twitter interface. I can see all my replies and direct messages, make groups, set alerts, and search through everyone tweets. This is a huge time saver over the usual Twitter.com web interface.
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