What do you use Twitter for?

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What do you use Twitter for?

By @kelevramojo poll created on Feb 15, 2009

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Social

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Rainmaker
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Kim Cameron, CRS
Better Homes & Gardens Preferred Properties - Town and Country, MO
Broker Salesperson, CRS

Since I'm the first to complete your poll, might I ask what you are using Twitter for? Feel free to follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/KimberlyCameron

I find it to be a necessary evil, part of doing business, a micro blog that I update my status using www.ping.fm (updating Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook concurrently).

Feb 15, 2009 12:10 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Christianne O'Malley
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Reno, NV
Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno!

I have my Twitter hooked up to Facebook, Active Rain, and all my other social media networking sites. Every time I have an article published somewhere, I have tweets automatically generated that tell everyone about it with a tinyurl. It's like real-time advertising. I also follow several hundred people and follow what they have to say. Predominantly people I follow have something to do with SEO, blogging, or real estate in other markets. I find there is great synergy by being in touch with people on Twitter. I also do not keep it 100% business. People have to know who you are, in my opinion, so I make comments via Twitterberry or online to also keep people in the loop about what I may be doing with kids, etc.

I really love Twitter :-)

Follow me on Twitter

Feb 15, 2009 12:16 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

I like Chritanne's idea above....so far, I have just been tweeting what I am up to...I really can't imagine anyone cares, but I am working my way into it...Not sure what it should be doing for me, but willing to survive the learning curve to hopefully get some business!

Feb 15, 2009 12:21 PM #3
Rainer
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Steve & Jocelyn Rogers
Rogers & Rogers Realty, Inc. - Apopka, FL
Apopka Realtors

Newly signed up on Twitter, not too sure of all the bells and whistles. Believe it is used for business, social, and personal.

Words directly from their website it states; "People are eager to connect with other people and Twitter makes that simple. Twitter asks one question, "What are you doing?" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens-from breaking world news to updates from friends."

When I post listing on certain a website that posting will link to Twitter with only making sure a box is checked. I believe it to be future success, still learning!

follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/steveandjocelyn

Feb 15, 2009 12:28 PM #4
Rainer
4,455
Carol Olsen
RealtyUSA - Delhi, NY
Realtor - Delaware County Real Estate

I have a twitter account but don't understand it enough. Thanks for this post as I look forward to learning alot more about how this great tool will help me in my real estate career.

Feb 15, 2009 12:38 PM #5
Ambassador
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Sean, OK since this is a poll, I get to register my vote as not currently using Twitter. I'll park here though cause I REALLY want to learn of its usefulness. I have heard some that the relationships did lead to some business. I also am one, currently at least, that says WHO CARES about what I am currently up to? I usually avoid necessary evils myself and find better things to do with my time.

Feb 15, 2009 02:08 PM #6
Anonymous
Danny

Great piece a little confusing

 

Feb 15, 2009 02:08 PM #7
Rainer
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Zilkia Olmeda-Martins
RE/MAX North - San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
GRI, Realtor, San Antonio Texas Luxury Homes

Just voted... don't understand twitter...  :-0

Eager to learn

Feb 15, 2009 02:14 PM #8
Rainmaker
643,757
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

It is VERY confusing to me!!!

Feb 15, 2009 02:41 PM #9
Rainmaker
366,532
Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Definitely business and networking, but occassionally post some personal tweets.

Feb 15, 2009 03:43 PM #10
Rainmaker
70,633
the Chris & Lisa Grus Team
Premier Realty Exclusive - Saint Louis, MO
GRI, e-PRO

I use Twitter to mention what I'm doing in business, a few personal things and when I post to blogs.  Web traffic appears to have increased due partly to twitter.

Feb 15, 2009 06:40 PM #11
Rainmaker
6,028,156
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have Twitter linked to my blog. Add a little interest. Still in the learning process.

Feb 16, 2009 02:56 AM #12
Rainer
55,585
Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

I am slowly working my way into Twitter as a business tool, but currently it is 75% completely personal/social as I follow Jimmy Fallon (I have even conversed with him a couple times, which is cool 2 me), Dave Matthews (who I must admit I have a mancrush on...I'm a groupie...moving on...), Shaquille O'neal, Tina Fey and Lance Armstrong.

I am listening to some very credible and interesting local business leaders and innovators.

Please stop by and join my twitter and check out some of the folks I am following.

http://twitter.com/KelevraMojo

Feb 16, 2009 12:44 PM #13
Rainer
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Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent

I will post the results of the Twtpoll tomorrow morning... So keep your eyes peeled for the update...

Sean

 

Join my twitter

http://twitter.com/KelevraMojo

Feb 16, 2009 12:45 PM #14
Rainmaker
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James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

I am one of those people who love twitter, however, i am also one of those people who think it is not a good use of  time (business wise)

Feb 17, 2009 01:17 AM #15
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