Hot on the heels of yesterdays much talked about Twitter’s big public launch, an article in Forbes titled The Twitter Guide for Professionals Who ‘Just Don’t Get It’ written by Tim Maurer, provides some interesting context on what Twitter is all about.

I actually do “get” the value of Twitter at the same time am still unsure if I’d like to be a part of the machine—human nature being the way it is, it’s not all rainbows, sunshine and pots of gold. Although I do think it’s a more productive use of your time than Facebook maintenance.

In case you don’t really know what Twitter is, it’s a communication medium where messages are sent and read and the catch or, the good thing, is that messages are limited to no more than 140 characters—keep it pithy.  More often than not, you’ll find a link to a URL in these short sentences. It’s a great source of information and, if you have nothing to communicate, it’s still a convenient  way for scanning and receiving quality information.  If you have a couple of days where you don’t have anything to say, Twitter allows you to open an account and just start following the people who interest you. You can also stop following them too.

Click on the link The Twitter Guide for Professionals Who ‘Just Don’t Get It’ to read Mr. Maurer’s article. It provides an interesting perspective on what it’s all about—some self-promotion too, but that’s okay.

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2 Comments on The Twitter Guide for people who ‘just don’t get it’

  1. Jill B. says:

    You have to be careful what you say on Twitter but more so on Facebook. I think Twitter is probably better.

  2. Carole Ann says:

    I agree with Jill B. As you mentioned in your article you can follow people to glean information from others especially with the links. And, you can also disengage if you want too.

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