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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

To tweet or not to tweet

So tell me, is it worth it? 
Is Twitter all it is cracked up to be? 
As I decide whether or not to open myself up to yet another social media channel,
I'd love to hear your thoughts. 
Are you on Twitter? 
What do you like about it? 
Any advice for a newbie?


  1. i love it way more than i thought i would. it pretty much makes facebook obsolete for me. the thing i love the most is the people it puts you in contact with. a book publisher, favorite artist, celebrity, they are all there. and when you send them a comment, they themselves are actually reading it.

  2. I think you should fly over to Twitter. I really like it. More than Facebook now. I feel like I am connecting to more creative people that I didn't know of previously through Twitter. It's helping me expand my community.

  3. I signed up for Twitter simply because I wanted up-to-the-second information on the Red Sox, but I've fallen in love with it for so many other reasons. I have actually met in person people I became friends with through Twitter. I never would have dreamed of doing that before.
    I also think it is a great way to spread the word about your blog. I would not even bother to write a blog if it weren't for Twitter.
    You do need to be mindful of your time. Reading endless tweets can suck up time fast, but if you keep your eye on the clock you'll be fine.

  4. I wish I could access Twitter at the office!! I like that you are forced to get your message across or tell a story in 140 characters or LESS!! I find it to be a great exercise in writing =-)

    I wish I could access my Twitter account at the office and learn to use it better - I've been over Facebook for quite some time now ;)

  5. I am not a tweeting fan. BUT I do not have a business to run or any reason for networking there. I like the idea of seeing updates on the artwork that people are working on, but i do not like the little bits like "just had third cup of coffee" that are there too. My cousin is an author and he loves tweeting during the day and receiving responses, it makes him feel more part of a community. I can understand that. I am the opposite of most people though as I do not use (even deleted...gasp!) a facebook account. How un-21st century of me!!! I am liking the idea of less as more lately though.

  6. LOVE Twitter, but don't use it as much as I'd like to. I have had some nice quick conversations with people I wouldn't normally speak with on twitter and I love the one on one of the interaction aswell as the one to many! Go for it! :-)

  7. I really enjoyed twitter for a while and then went completely off it. Partly I didn't use it's functionality to organise lists so I could just read what I felt like reading at the time. I got overwhelmed by the sea of voices and felt like I couldn't hear myself think. So it was good to step away from it. Not sure if I'll go back to it or not. I'm enjoying FB much more at the moment.

  8. I have really enjoyed being on Twitter-much more than facebook. I like being able to check in, send short messages and I don't get drawn into looking at everyones updates and info like on fb. I have meet some great bloggers there as well. Would love to see you there!

  9. I am a non-twitter. The buck stops here. Not one more thing to add to my day. If anything, I am in censory overload already... My thoughts on twitter are NO WAY! xo

  10. I say go for it, it's really opened up a world of opportunities to meet new people, cement friendships and promote my work etc. And I must admit I have looked for a Twitter link on yourblog before now!

    Whenever I've mentioned Twitter on my blog etc I get people mentioning that they don't know what to do or where to start - so I'm currently planning a few weeks of blog posts about it for the New Year. I'm no expert ... just passing on my experiences. :-)

    Julie / @notesonpaper

  11. x

  12. Twitter's great ... I've met some fantastic people just by blah blahing about stuff that happens throughout my day.

    My only advice would be to be sure to actively talk to other people, so that you can feel a part of the community ... otherwise talking to yourself gets a bit lonely! ;)


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