Making it short and tweet with Twitter

I have known about Twitter for some time, I think I first heard about it last July or August but didn’t really look into it as I was expecting my second baby and had a lot on my plate.short-and-tweet1

But it is becoming kind of hard to ignore. Lots of people I know are using it, lots of people I know are writing about it, so I thought I would join in.

Except, I think everyone is taking it a little too seriously. I’m definitely not saying it isn’t a great tool – it is!  But it is just another one in the series of online social media tools that have come online in the last 12 months and really taken off.

I actually LOVE Twitter.  I think it is a really great way to stay in touch with people that doesn’t make it a full-time occupation to do so (although I know some people like Stephen Fry are completely addicted!).

With a limit on what you can type (140 characters or less), it makes you think what you are Twittering about and what I really love is you don’t get bombarded with inane games or quizzes that are just… well… completely pointless! (You all know what I’m talking about! Facebook – yuck!)

In the same way I find Facebook a complete waste of time, I think that Twitter is social media in just the right measure.

And… you can use it for business.  I know lots of businesses are on Facebook but I really wonder why (and I wonder if they even know what it’s all about or if they are on there because they think they have to be!).

Whereas Twitter is a lovely little business-comm tool. You can post interesting snippets about your day (quicker than a blog) and people can follow you, message you and you can follow them.

That’s all that Twitter is really and short, tweet, interactive blog or messaging system.  If you want to know more then don’t ask me – find out for yourself at www.twitter.com – and if you do sign up and want to follow me then my ID is alexbstone.

Ok then, if you want to know more about how to use Twitter and all the different things you can do with it etc, then sign up to the Just Too Busy newsletter here as the next issue will have a Twtitter ‘How to’ guide in it.

Until next time… Keep it short and tweet!

(PS. A tweet is what they call a post on Twitter.)