It seems that a lot of people don’t want to bother with Twitter because all they see it as is a site with just Facebook status’. But this couldn’t be more incorrect.
Somethings Twitter offers:
- News – A lot if not all major news station are on Twitter tweeting new stories when they happen. So instead of waiting for the evening news you are able to here about them when they happen. Some celebrities (ie Lance Armstrong) aren’t talking to the media anymore and just tweeting what they have to say.
- Marketing – Have something to sell and promote. Twitter is the place to do it. You are able to share your product with the world.
- Answers – Many times I have had a question that I just can not figure out and Google doesn’t have the right answer so I just tweet it. Believe it or not with in 10 minutes I normally have an answer.
- Meeting people – Unlike Facebook you can follow people with out them having to approve you or following you back. This is a great resource for finding information in your field or moving to a new place. For example I started following someone who lives close to where I will be attending school in the fall and they are helping me find a place to live. It is like the ultimate networking.
Those are just some I can think of off the top of my head.
If you are still unsure that Twitter is really for you I have an idea for you. If you are on Facebook, which I would assume most of your are and update your status there every once and a while there are many option for you to also send those status’ to Twitter at the same time. It wouldn’t make anymore work for you but it will allow you to dip your toes into the Twitter world while in the comfort of your Facebook Page.
To see the 5 solution from transfering your Facebook status to Twitter check out the post Masable put up.