The Social Networking Buzz: TweetBeeps & Tweet-Ups

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gallery

 

Once I mastered the Twitter basics, I set up TweetBeep (kinda like Google alerts) to email me when someone wrote a tweet on something that interested me. For example, any time someone wrote a tweet including the word "Plymouth", I'd get an email. Do you know how many cities are named Plymouth in the world? Lots.

Next, I noticed people talking about "tweet-ups". I had no idea what they meant, but had a hunch it might have something to do with getting together.

As luck would have it, one of the local agents I was following organized one last week and five people showed up. We met at a pub, enjoyed food & drinks, and shared real estate war stories and tech tips.

It was great to be in the company of others who "get" and embrace the same technology instead of looking at you with a blank stare when trying to explain..

Next, a little Twitter synchronicity.

The Social Networking Buzz: Getting Started, Twitterland
, Twitter Synchronicity

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Rainmaker
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Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley

This is like Twitter 2.0 when I am still figuring out Twitter vs Twhirl and everything else. So many choices it's mind - boggling.

Oct 27, 2008 04:41 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Jill Watts
Realty Pro, Inc. - Vancouver, WA
My Most Important Home Sale is Yours!

Since I began Active Rain, I became compelled to try FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter,Retagger,Widgets....arrrgh. Not so successful at most of them. I feel like Whirled Peas in a blender.

Blender...that reminds me of margaritas! All this blogging will drive me to drinking!

Oct 27, 2008 05:53 PM #2
Rainer
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Vickie Nagy
Palm Springs, CA

Okay! I'm in. I think I'll look for local tweetups now that I know what they are.

Oct 27, 2008 05:54 PM #3
Rainer
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Debra Drummond
RE/MAX Gallery - Plymouth, MI
MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan

Mary - It definitely can be overwhelming as new things pop up all the time. All we can do is keep trying.

Jill - "Whirled Peas in a blender" nice image and I can relate...and I'll join you in a margarita LOL

Vickie - It was fun and I'd definitely recommend checking them out

Oct 28, 2008 03:48 AM #4
Rainer
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Jared Wangsgard
Holladay, UT

It all depends on how much time you put into them. If you post 3 or 4 tweets a day then you will find that you get a lot of followers.

jared.pro

Oct 28, 2008 03:33 PM #5
Rainer
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Debra Drummond
RE/MAX Gallery - Plymouth, MI
MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan

Jared - Absolutely, especially when people start searching for someone local. This thing is just getting started!

Oct 29, 2008 05:28 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Dora & Vincent Kwok
HomeSmart Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
CNE - Chandler, Arizona Real Estate

HI Debra, I've also discovered TweepBeeps...I've got it to alert me whenever @PhxRealEstate , my username, is discussed.  Similar to setting up a Google Alert for yourself to see who/what is talking about you :)

 

Oct 30, 2008 05:40 PM #7
Rainer
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Carolyn Gjerde-Tu-Davis
Lyon Real Estate - Davis, CA
Ca Real Estate

Tweetbeeps sounds interesting.  I'm pretty new to actually using twitter and it is mindboggling at times all the applications around it.

Nov 01, 2008 06:55 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

There is a lot more to this Twitter thing than I imagined.  I guess it's about time to get on board.  For a long time, I just didn't get it, but reading your last couple of blogs has helped out a lot!

Nov 04, 2008 05:45 AM #9
Anonymous
Marilyn Gibson, GRI - The Best Seller GMAC

This is all so time consuming!  Does anyone have time to actually list and sell houses anymore?

Nov 14, 2008 06:51 PM #10
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Debra Drummond
RE/MAX Gallery - Plymouth, MI
MichiganMoves Real Estate in SE Michigan

Dora & Vincent - TweetBeeps are great because even if people haven't "responded" to you, you're able to see their tweet because they've included your name

Troy - I think we're just getting started on 'this Twitter thing' and the more social networking goes mainstream, the more important it will become. Let me know when you're on and I'll follow you @MichiganMoves

Marilyn - That's the ultimate intent...network online to get top of mind awareness to your sphere until you have a face-to-face meeting. Social networking is still in the infancy stage, but lots of potential. BTW, it becomes less time consuming once you have the techniques down and develop a social networking strategy (still working on that one LOL).

Nov 15, 2008 02:08 AM #11
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