The growing importance of twitter
I've just ordered some business cards from the excellent moo.com
Mine lists (1) name, (2) website, (3) email, (4) twitter name (@jamiegoode), (5) mobile no, (6) address
Why include @jamiegoode? This is because twitter has become an increasingly important business tool for me. This week, I passed 1500 followers. I follow just under 600. Of course, on one level twitter is just fun. It's banter, and, yes, it can be trivial.
On another level, it's a really effective way to maintain connections, share ideas, and - perhaps most importantly - break news. There's an immediacy to twitter, and because of re-tweeting, new stories have the potential to reach significant numbers of people very quickly.
I started tweeting in January 2009. I was just dipping my toes in, then. Now I couldn't imagine life without it. My tweets also become my facebook updates (except for my RTs, which I edit out). This works, because not all my facebook friends tweet.
If you are tweeting, follow me, and I'll follow you back!
Labels: social media