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I signed up for Twitter in June of last year….I think.  Never used it or really bothered to learn what it is all about.

Last Thursday I was invited to attend a Social Media Webinar at Miller Toyota Scion.  We were to help Miller Toyota Scion to evaluate an organization to manage our Social Media,  Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, etc. , for both of our stores.  Not only would this be an invaluable sales tool, but it would also enable us to interact with our existing and new customers.  I was really excited about the idea and began exploring Twitter this past weekend.

At home I have the TV news on all morning long.  It ends up watching me instead of me watching it.  It’s the same crap regurgitated over and over again. The things that I am interested in or are important to me, are either not covered on the news or just barely mentioned.  It seems like unless there is death, killing, religion or sex associated with the news, it is no longer news worthy.

This is were Twitter come in.  I have set it up to provide me with links to topics that I am interested in and am keeping track of.  After a couple of days, I started getting followers that were interested in my tweets and links.  When something interests me, I can re-tweet it. To re-tweet someone's tweet/message is to share their tweet with your own Twitter followers. This enables me to share and get the word out to more people.

I found a site called Hoot Suite (hootsuite.com) that lets me broadcast to Facebook and Twitter at the same time from anywhere. 

I know people are probably tired of my ranting on Facebook, but I figure if just one person bothers to read any of it, then that’s a good thing. LOL…Now I can rant on both of them at the same time.  It’s a great way to get information out to the rest of the world beside this “one size fits all” TV news that we are now getting.

Twitter has become my new news station.  Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now.  It helps keep up with friends and foes.  I always think it’s necessary to keep up with foes to find out what they are up to, so of course I follow Monsanto.  They’ve been awfully quiet lately.

5 comments:

  1. Find me on facebookif ya want! Scifi Chick is the name. I still haven't done the tweet thing but did sign up awhile back. So I know jack about it.

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  2. SciFiChick...thanks, I will.
    Twitter....go ahead and take the plunge. :) I was worried at first about the additional time it would take, but since you can post them both at the same time, that is not an issue.

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  3. I hate twitter; to me, it's for people who text on their cell phones. That isn't me. I do, however, LOVE Facebook.

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  4. I have no desire to twitter or do facebook I have to say. My blogs are enough for me!

    I have spent a bit more time on facebook keeping an eye out on my younger daughter's activities, and really it's so full of lightweight crap that I can't see the appeal in it. But I do think it's a good way for family to keep in contact with one another without talking to them!

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  5. Dona and Joe...I think it depends on who or what you are following.
    I do get those, I'm bored, I'm tired, I'm eating _____ posts from some people, but most of them do have something to say. Many times other peoples posts have gotten me out of a jam and/or have helped me in some way.

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I was born in Jever, Germany.  My parents immigrated to the United States in 1968.  I became a United States citizen in 2005.
 
Favorite Quote:  Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.
Justice Hugo Black, 1971.
 
I'm a Supporter of Wikileaks, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, The Freestate Project, LDNaware (Low Dose Naltrexone), Non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Project, Millions Against Monsanto, the NRA (National Rifle Association), GOA (Gun Owners of America),Truth in Labeling, Unconventional Medicine and The Freedom of Choice.