Using Twitter, Volume 1

Using Twitter, Volume 1

This is the beginning of a series of articles on using the popular messaging service, Twitter.com. The purpose of these articles will be to show you how to get started using Twitter. The first questions you may ask yourself is..

What IS Twitter?

Twitter is a Short Message Service or (SMS) used by millions of people and organizations on the Internet. Basically, it is communication. A fast, short, and easy way to access streams of communication from people all over the world.



Should I use Twitter?

Absolutely. Yes, without a doubt. If you are trying to accomplish any of the following, you should seriously consider using Twitter.
  • Network with colleagues
  • Build a community
  • Communicate about a business
  • Learn new things
  • Find new resources
  • Stay current with current trends in a niche
  • Have fun!
How can Twitter help my cause / business?

Lets have a quick look at some numbers posted by Twitter. In one month in 2011, the service averaged 460,000 new user accounts per Day! Holy smokes! Thats 13,800,000 new user accounts in 30 days. Would you like to have a website / business with even less than 1% of those numbers?

The point is... there is a huge volume of people tweeting everyday. The audience is there. You as a business owner have opportunity to engage with practically everyone in the world. All you have to do is get started and learn the ropes of tweeting.

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