“Follow me on Twitter” … “Did you see the picture I posted on Twitter?” … “I’m going to tweet about that” … “I’ll send you a direct message!”
These phrases are becoming as common place as “Find me on Facebook.” What began as a simple communication platform for friends and family has since grown to become one of the most powerful and effective social networks around.
Nevertheless, it still appears that a large majority of people do not understand Twitter and, upon learning what it is, wonder why anyone would want to use it.
Let’s start with the bigger question first: “Why Should I Use Twitter?”
To many different people, Twitter is many different things. For family and friends it is a way to keep in touch, for companies it is a way to market a new product or program, for the media it is a newer, faster way to keep people informed and for the unemployed out there, it is another way to network and hopefully find a job.