Not only birds tweet
Social networking is not a new concept. Carbon dating (not really) would suggest online social networks began to evolve circa 1997. As far as when it became mainstream...probably around 2003. On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey made the very first tweet. For those just joining us; tweets are status postings on Twitter. On July 19, 2009, I made my first tweet. I'm not sure if the rest is history, but it is probably logged somewhere in cyberspace only to haunt me when I run for public office in a few years.
Last night I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, @wizend. Our professional lives are polar opposites. I sell real estate and his world involves super technical things I can't even describe. We discussed Twitter, blogs and forums. I am able to find a wealth of information from blogs and tweets on Twitter. He on the other hand, has found his world of technical beings (sound/light boards, programming...) rarely gravitate to the social sharing. Rather than an informational sharing through blogs and tweets, he finds volumes of information is shared via forums. The ensuing conversation dug into the reasons but that would be a different blog. Apparently social networking does not extend to all demographics.
I have enjoyed the sharing of minutia via Twitter. Has anyone else found value in my tweets? There may be a few. Where I really find value in Twitter is through the tweets and retweets (RT) of people I am following. Just like a politician, I like to surround myself with people who know more than me. I don't follow a tremendous number of people. The profiles I follow encompass my interests and career. It's rather amazing how informed I can stay of news, sports, industry trends, and friends in 140 characters or less. Short, sweet and to the point.
I've found there to be a rather small local real estate following on Twitter. That's fine with me. Twitter is becoming another resource to find people and gather information. If I'm one of the few in my market expanding to that venue, I'll take the burden myself. I'll keep tweeting. Check me out on Twitter!
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