Twitter works around a time line which is displayed on a single page that’s updated every second of every minute of every hour….you get my point. It’s a constantly updated stream of news from people all around the world. As a member, you can add your own little message to the time line up to 140 characters long to it known as a “tweet”.
But that doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to see every Twitter user’s Tweets. You can choose who you want to “Follow” and others can choose to Follow you. And it’s these followers who you can converse (tweet) with. You might be thinking “wow, big deal” but there is massive potential in this mini social networking site to meet other like-minded people, share info and web site links. And those factors mixed with the ability to grow your followers make it a perfect platform for business.
You can also use Twitter to….
- Send direct messages to users instead of broadcasting to everyone,
- Mobile options to send and receive tweets via SMS and email from your cellphone,
- Search options allowing you to find Twitter users posting about a certain topic,
- An API that allows 3rd party developers to develop some great applications. It’s taking the world by storm and there is a great potential for business owners, online and off, so if you’re not a member yet, sign up for a free Twitter account now.
Capitalizing on Twitter’s growing popularity can be very rewarding and profitable for your Internet business if you go about it with some tact and guile. Twitter is growing at an alarming rate so expect Twitter functions and features to change and improve in the future. Developers are also busy creating new tools and applications to make the most out of Twitter so keep an eye out for many new tools making their way into the twitter marketing scene.
The main thing though is to use Twitter with good business sense and not abuse the power that it offers. Keep learning and using it and as long as Twitter exists, I’m sure great things will come. Best of luck using Twitter to market your internet business!