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Ignoring Twitter means you're "a complete moron"
Smart Businesses Jump on Twitter
incrediBILL




msg:3895755
 10:37 pm on Apr 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Real world businesses are taking to Twitter and making money.

The Twitter conversation "cloud" can give businesses an early read on consumer sentiment, said Shiv Singh, global social media head at advertising and marketing firm Razorfish.

[tech.yahoo.com...]

Are you missing the boat because it's just an "IM" thingy? :)

 

roycerus




msg:3905897
 2:22 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Twitter I feel is giving the offline people a way to be online in a useful way. Celebs can talk to their fans, brick and mortar businesses are finding a way to retain their customers by asking them to follow their twitter id for special promotions.

This in itself will help twitter grow into a tremendous business as more and more people will use it like their phone number - but here they don't need to use any CRM [customer relationship management] - they simply tweet and the message is delivered to all your customers. Awesome way to handle it!

Once there are mods available for us to automatically tweet everything on our website - THEN it'll become a search engine. So if you are a webmaster and not exactly a blogger - it will seem too much of a task to manually tweet about what's good on your website.

CrustyAdmin




msg:3905912
 3:53 pm on May 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I still can't help thinking Twitter is this decade's disco.

Rugles




msg:3906410
 3:34 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Nah, the disco fad lasted longer than a few months. Plus, some people still listen to the disco of the mid to late 70's. I doubt anybody will be twittering in 30 years.

I read last week somewhere that 40% new Twitter users give up in less than a month. This fad will not be mentioned in major media a year from now. The burnout rate is very fast. I know I am bored of it.

g1smd




msg:3906646
 9:14 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

Err. How many blogs have been abandoned in the last five to ten years?

How many normal web sites?

The numbers of Twitter users continues to grow.

netchicken1




msg:3906656
 9:19 pm on May 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

I remember when ignoring First Life meant you were a total moron.

Just where is First Life now?

Twitter will go down the same tube eventually.

HelenDev




msg:3906986
 9:40 am on May 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just where is First Life now?

Erm, do you mean Second Life?

skibum




msg:3909070
 1:27 am on May 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

First life is dead, everyone lives in secone life now - i.e online. :)

Twitter will end up somewhere between useful if they can find a way to drill through all the posts and provide something useful and this:

[youtube.com...]

I think it has huge potential as an auction marketplace with some changes.

greenleaves




msg:3909126
 3:54 am on May 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

to the anti-tweeters, I feel you.

I honestly think Tweeter is a travesty to the written word. I think it is the TV version of text.

Having said that, we live in a world with ever decreasing attention spans. I think Tweerter is catering to this trend. I don't think this trend is going away. So I think Tweeter has a shot, not necessarily a certain future, but a shot at a future.

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