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How many of you have a personal Twitter account, and how important do you think it is?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by DPatel304, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. DPatel304

    DPatel304 Regular Member

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    I used to be fairly active on Facebook when it was first created. I still check it a couple times a week, but, aside from wasting time, don't really find much value in it.

    I know a lot of you here use Twitter solely for Internet Marketing (including myself), but I'm wondering if any of you use it solely as a personal account with the main focus on networking and increasing your online presence. I'm considering creating a personal account, just wanted to know if any of you vets actively use twitter for more long term network building, rather than the normal BH methods we see here.
     
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  2. kodkod

    kodkod Registered Member

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    I don't like twitter but thats only me:)
    I use facebook for my personal connections and LinkedIN for my work connections
     
  3. Anson MacDonald

    Anson MacDonald Newbie

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    I don't see the value of using Twitter for IM, but I maintain a personal account for the more vapid stuff I wouldn't post to Facebook. The way I see it, its value depends greatly on how many of your friends/contacts also use it.

    Otherwise, it's basically a digital version of standing on top of a hill and yelling inane crap about your life to the town below.
     
  4. DPatel304

    DPatel304 Regular Member

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    Yea.. same with me. I just feel like Twitter might be a decent way to expand my network outside of just 'friends' and 'friends of friends'. Though I'm not sure how beneficial that would be, and what I would use it for. I just thought maybe, since I'm still fairly young (24 years old), I could work on building up an online presence with a blog and tiwtter, then maybe use those followers/subscribers in the future (not necessarily for BH stuff, but for promoting worthwhile products, ventures, or other things I MAY have in the future. Keyword is "may" because I have no idea what sort of things I'll be involved in that far into the future).

    I was thinking of using it to post more stuff that isn't as personal and that anyone can appreciate. Maybe just a picture or link I found interesting, a deal I found on the internet, some cool coupons, or even a way to make money (of course, it would have to be WH stuff and not BH). I'm not entirely sure what the goal for me using Twitter is yet, I just know there are a few IM "gurus" who utilize blogs and Twitter to make themselves known, and, once they build up a following, can often utilize that following for a number of things (giving out ebooks, using referral codes, etc). That's not exactly my plan (I don't really have a plan yet, but it just made me reconsider the value of Twitter.

    Maybe a blog would be more useful to gain a presence. I could probably do a blog and have the articles directly link to Twitter.
     
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  5. Anson MacDonald

    Anson MacDonald Newbie

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    Ahh, I had a complete brain fart. IM as in Internet Marketing, not Instant Messaging. You can use Twitter for both.

    Yeah, for Internet Marketing it's a great way to interact directly with your customers. It's considered a lot less "intrusive" than email marketing, possibly because of the character limitations. And it's a good way to drive traffic to your site if you do it right.

    As with pretty much anything White Hat, the secret is to provide some kind of value to your followers.
     
  6. wolfmann

    wolfmann Newbie

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    I don't like Twitter and Facebook aswell. Them both are a waste of time, like the all Instant Messengers. Or maybe I am too solitary....
     
  7. DPatel304

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    Lol.. edited my post, since you weren't the only one who thought of Instant Messenger.
     
  8. inetiatic

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    I use my personal Twitter daily-its useful if you are trying to develop your self in a professional sense. I say 95% of my tweets are related to building business connections related to entertainment, arts, culture etc.

    Also serves usefulness in following your favorite artists, comedians etc. You can see them develop products and release them early or exclusive on Twitter usually tweeting photos or songs.

    Also useful for finding information-regarding anything. Search for subjects for real time results, you can also easily ask your followers questions related to what ever niche you went after. If a question or problem im having is advanced, I know my followers are interested in certain subjects and they quickly respond with useful information.

    Twitter has lots of personal value, if you find it a waste of time, you're only leaving your self out of useful connections.
     
  9. stradivari

    stradivari Junior Member

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    I used to have myspace when it first came out nad thought it was cool and shit. Then I discovered how you could make $$$ anywhere you have a large # of ppl.

    Never had anything personal "web 2.0" site ever since. Ever.

    If I want to keep in touch I lift the phone or shoot an email, why would I want to waste my time if I don't get anything in return for it? Plain and simple.
     
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    i don't like twitter. i've been using facebook for awhile. unfortunately, now, i don't know what to do with it. most of the time i just stare at it. lol. yeah. i get to talk to my friends sometimes but after a while i get tired of it. boo