If you are using Twitter, you may have posted something that you want to share with someone who is not using Twitter. You know that they will be uninterested unless you make it easy and straight to the point.
That’s what I was facing recently and discovered that it is an easy thing to do, but not so intuitive on Twitter. I was working on a comment at BigThink (my review from last week) and wanted to link directly to my Twitter post (tweet). I did a fast Google search and found Dave Taylor’s blog. His post explains how to grab this unique hyperlink.
Here’s the Twitter post I was struggling with. If you click here, you’ll go to that single tweet and nothing else. You don’t have to use Twitter to go there. You don’t have to log in. http://twitter.com/TJMcCue/status/2079273140
You can simply look at the words below your post where it lists the time you posted: “5 minutes ago from.” If you right click on that, you can just copy the link. You’ll see something like mine above, but with your info or whomever’s you are copying.
In a related way, it is sort of like when you want to take someone directly to your comment at a blog: You don’t want them to have to scroll through everything, so you get to your comment and often the blog platform will have a distinct URL like this:
By the way, this Moore’s Law post at BigThink above by Anand Shimpi is worth a read. Of course, I think my macro-view comment is worthy, too, related to one of Shimpi’s comments.
Ultimately, we have places where we want to share our thoughts with those who are not yet on the platforms we are — this is one way to do that.
TJ McCue is the strategic content guy at Q4 Sales and founder of Sales Rescue Team, which is a free site review initiative to help small business owners with their online sales and marketing. He is at work on the Appointment Setting Resource Center for Small Business. And he’s rebuilding his Q4 Sales site after having Drupal and Joomla prove to be beyond his skills. He’s gone back to the good old blogger standby: WordPress and no longer is too big for his own britches…