Hello to Everyone,
You have more than likely heard of Twitter it is a neat social media tool that you can post short comments, see what other friends and colleagues are doing and what they are posting. Twitter has some other great things you can do as well. Did you know that you could search Twitter just like you search http://www.google.com/ for information. All you do is go to www.twitter.com and at the top there is a short search space you can look for topics that are interesting. Hey give it a try it is really not hard. You ever had trouble remembering a definition or a topic? There are a several web sites I use all the time http://www.dictionary.com/ and http://www.wikipedia.com/ both great sources of information. A word of warning the Wikipedia site can be updated by just about anyone all you need is an account and you can make comments or start your own topics. Don’t worry if you make a mistake most folks will be quick to send you a note of what the issue is with a post. There are so many self-help sites out there it is really hard to keep track of them all. I have found a few and stick with them.
Here is a neat tool for keeping up with others and you can even work in a Team for a small fee, http://www.hootsuite.com/ is a nice web tool. I have had trouble getting it to work in IE9 (still in Beta). I am sure once IE9 comes out of Beta Microsoft will have all the little code kinks worked out. Give IE9 a try by going to http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9. If you are trying things in Twitter land give the lists a try. Here is a quick explanation of how the lists work, I got this from the HootSuite site, they are really helpful in getting your information stream going:
Create Twitter Lists
Lists are a native Twitter feature which helps you organize the people you are following from different parts of your social life. Lists can be public or private and can be used for any group you choose. For example, you can create lists for co-workers, best friends, hobby groups, brands, or fans of the same sports team.
– To add an existing Twitter list, add a new stream, choose the Lists tab and you’ll see any lists you own or are subscribed to.
– Don’t have any lists? No problem, lists are easy to create. Just add a stream, choose lists and fill in the name, description and url fields plus select public or private.
– For a fast way to manage your lists, click the Owl and choose Contacts. Select the related Twitter profile to see followers and lists. Then just drag and drop user avatars on top of the desired list.
Did know that HootSuite is available for free on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android mobile platforms? There is also a suite of desktop versions, browser extensions for Firefox, apps for Google Chrome, and other ways to integrate HootSuite into your work flow.
Best wishes to you on your Internet Marketing and Promotion…I call that iMarketeering…
Remember to treat people you care about really good you don’t know how many chances you will get to tell others you care about them.