Everything You Wanted to Know About Twitter But Were Afraid to Ask

July 13, 2009 by Melanie  
Filed under Twitter Apps

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Twitter is one of many social media platforms available online. Yet, it has received a tremendous amount of attention in recent months, as it seems that every celebrity, media outlet and business owner is utilizing Twitter in one way or another. Millions of people are beginning to capitalize on the many business opportunities that Twitter profiles present. Are you going to be one of them?

What is Twitter? Twitter is a social media outlet that allows users to stay connected in real time. The platform began in 2006, although it was not until the past 12-18 months that the quantity of users and national/international recognition began to take off. One of the reasons that users love Twitter is that the platform is simple. Instead of allowing users to build elaborate profiles, Twitter centers around simple, short postings that are shared with members, the entire Twitterverse and a member’s list of followers.

While users can customize the look and feel of their Twitter profiles, the overall gist of the platform is simplicity. Users can share thoughts, ask questions, share information, post external links, share personal comments and more. These short posts, or Tweets, can be added online, from your mobile phone and by using other social media applications. While the social media outlet began as a simple way for individual to communicate, it is now a popular marketing tool used by businesses large and small.

Twitter and the Rest of the Social Media World One of the best things about Twitter is the ability to integrate it into your other social media profiles. For example, Facebook offers a Twitter application. Whenever you make a Twitter post, it is shared with your Facebook friends. Almost every major social networking website offers a similar application option. You can add Twitter feeds to all of your social media profiles, your company website and your blogs as well. By connecting all of your online worlds together, you are increasing your overall marketing opportunities. Every social media platform has its place online.

The key is integrating them all seamlessly so that your marketing workload is reduced. Just like everything online, Twitter has evolved. If you have not already joined the other Twitter users, now is your chance. Take time to learn about the platform, how to set up profiles, how to post information and which type of information you should include in your posts.

About the Author

Alfredo Trabulsi
Attraction Marketing Entrepreneur and Consultant.
I specialize in teaching people how to move from a Brick and Mortar business to an online Business.

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