Twitter

When I first became introduced to Twitter, I honestly wondered what the point of it was.  I signed up for my account, and I didn’t know what exactly to do with the website.  It wasn’t until I got sent a text message informing me that I was being “followed” by a classmate that I felt even more skeptical of it.  Once we started talking more about it in class, I decided to try to be more open minded about the Twitter World.  Professor Nixon explained to us that Twitter was similar to updating our Facebook status.  Even though I wasn’t completely convinced yet about the site, I felt like I had a better understanding of it.

Once I got into sending tweets, my initial impression of Twitter started to change.  I enjoyed reading everyone’s tweets.  I definitely came across a wide variety, ranging from serious to humorous.  Twitter was also a good way to have questions or concerns answered quickly.  Whether it was asking about the weather for tomorrow or a comment about something on the news, there would usually be at least one reply to the person.  I thought this was extremely helpful. 

Though I’m not completely convinced by Twitter, I think with more time I could find better use out of it.  I have realized that it is definitely a huge way for people to network, and it has helped people land jobs in the past.  Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Twitter, I will definitely keep my account.  Needless to say, this week on Twitter has been interesting, and I plan to keep in touch with the Twitter World.

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Published in: on February 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the One Week of Twitter experience. I’m glad you see the potential in Twitter for PR practitioners.

    Here’s another way of thinking about Twitter: imagine if the prompting question was “What has captured your attention?”


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