I’ve been on Twitter for almost four months. It seems like longer, but it really hasn’t been. Time just has flown by way too fast lately!
When I first signed up with Twitter, I saw it as something that people used from their phones. Honestly, I have no need to update people from my phone about everything I’m doing. I enjoy my privacy!
That said, I have found Twitter to be a useful tool. For one, it lets me follow certain people and organizations and get 140 characters (or less) of information from them. For example, I’ve been following @Nasa and, if not for their tweets, I wouldn’t have known about the ability to watch the Atlantis shuttle launch live recently (via NasaTV). Or I can get notification quickly of new Stargate news from @GateWorld.
With Twitter expanding as rapidly as it seems to be, there are so many useful apps and widgets that seem to keep popping up. I can post a blog, like this one, which TwitterFeed will send to my Twitter account. That, then, is fed to my Facebook profile. There are enough apps out there to have Twitter do so many things. I’m not even sure I want to guess at what will be coming in the future!
I also have found that Twitter can be a relatively useful marketing tool, with various degrees of ‘success’. I’ve not tried to use it too much on that level yet, but it definitely has potential. I, personally, still need to look into that, as I know I’ll be using it to try and market a few sites I work with.
So, for me, personally, when it comes to what I say with my personal account, my replies, or anything that I put up, why do I tweet? I like how easy it is to get updates from those that I follow, how easily I can update ones that need to be updated on something, and how simply it is all done. It can let me get information from a target group and project information to a target audience.
Why do you tweet?