Friday, May 22, 2009

My Twitter Confessions

I have to confess that for the first couple months I was on Twitter I actually took them seriously when they asked "What are you doing?"  I kept hearing people rant on about using twitter for relationship building and brand marketing and customer support and and and....  I just didn't get it.  I have to give big props to @ttolle (oh my, did I just do that @ thing?) for finally helping me see the light.  We went to #SXSW this year and everywhere I went people were making connections on Twitter.  The real eye opener was when I sat through a lecture by @Werner CTO of Amazon and the best questions for the panel came from Tweets the moderator read.  

Yes, I have the twitter bug.  My Facebook status is automatically updated from it and I have a tweet client on every connected device I own.  Here is why, I recently had two old friends sign up on DigitalChalk because of tweets they read on my facebook.  Today I had someone DM me on twitter asking what is DigitalChalk.  To top things off, last week we saw a DigitalChalk and XYZ company product comparison question posed and were able to respond.  This week I was able to tweet about two of our new customers training offerings on DigitalChalk.  

The thing that I finally figured out?  Twitter is like everything else that's worth doing, it takes time to learn it.  Who knew you could do so much with 140 characters.  Maybe that's exactly the point...

1 comment:

Troy Tolle said...

You did use the @ .. You sure did. Twitter handles will soon be as important as domain names. You are already referring to people by their twitter name.

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