Twitter Is Just For Twits - So Please, Don't Follow Me

Real Estate Agent with Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199

I'm about to share a link with you, my Twitter challenged friends, that just might change the way you talk about Twitter.  Yes, it's pretty funny to say stuff like  "If you use Twitter does that make you a twit?" Ha ha, we've never heard that actually makes you a tweep but you don't really care , do you?

Actually in sharing this link I will also be sharing another resource which I have used for several years to keep me up on happenings/tips/tricks in technology, social media and life in general. If you've never heard of you are missing a great resource for finding out about stuff you didn't know you needed to know about! I find cool links to cool stuff to post on my FB page here too. But I'll leave you to check out the rest of that site on your own...I have it on an RSS feed to my Reader so I am totally "on top" of really cool stuff...but I digress. I think you're clear on the "coolness" factor by now.

Today Lifehacker features this link:

Twitter Uses

To quote Adam Pash, the author of this post, "Discounting Twitter altogether because you think it's ridiculous that people tweet about what they had for breakfast is like claiming that email is useless because of forward chains. It's a mistake, and you'd be missing out on a great tool if you let that put you off Twitter completely."

That said, I expect you will be a tad bit more respectful of Twitter users now. Before any of you comment that you don't se my 'Follow ME on Twitter' link, let me say that I have been using Twitter for several years now and the value I find in it is something I have not decided to incorporate into my "marketing strategy" as of yet.

The difficulty many of you are having is trying to figure out how to monetize Twitter. I get that. Some things only reveal their value in the long run. Right now the value in Twitter for me is following insiders around venues I could NEVER gain access private news conferences or eaves dropping (with permission) on guests just before they appear on a talk show I enjoy. I talk to my neighbors about birds that are showing up during their migrations that we don't get to see here too often. I keep up with friends who travel alot and like to tweet that they are standing on the side of the River Thames watching scullers. For a split second I have a mental image of being there with them and I can smile; the pause that refreshes.

I don't really want you to tweet, for my edification, that you just listed a house in a market a gazillion miles away from mine. That is not a criticism if that's what works for you...I just won't be following. Ashton Kutcher may have reached a million viewers, much to the amazement of Larry King, but I don't want to be one of them. Nor do I want to increase the odds of being responsible for saving the life of a fellow tweep who uses Twitter as a lifeline. Hey, I'm glad it worked out and if one of my tweeps was in trouble, I'd be there. But I can only chew what I can easily bite off!

I am really enjoying all the new opportunites to learn about and engage in social media. I believe it is the change agent of the 21st century. But I do not believe that everything available to reach the public needs to prove immediately how it can make me money. Sometimes I just like knowing a Kestral is passing through.


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Comments (3)

Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY

That's a lot of information and thank you for sharing.  Have a great Wednesday.

Apr 22, 2009 02:33 AM
Phyllis Brookshire
Allen Tate Realtors - Raleigh, NC
Allen Tate Realtors

Great info. I bet I have said 5 times this past week I can't figure out what to do with/on Twitter. Now I have a good place to start!

Apr 25, 2009 11:54 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

SarahGray, I twittered a while ago.  Once.  Now, Amanda Hall is following me....and told me twice.  I like Amanda.  A lot.  But, I hope she's not hanging around waiting for me to tweet.  I can't even get here once a week anymore.  And the Facebook thing is on the hall tree waiting for me to pick it up again. Too much...but your post was great. that the day's have gotten longer...we have 26 or 27 hours a day now, right?  After the change???? please say yes. 

Apr 29, 2009 02:12 PM