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 where 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 besides 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.