Ways to use Twitter professionally

Twitter has gone from the hot new app to on the way out in a matter of days since SXSW.  In a way, though, this trend (assuming it has transitioned like this so quickly) may be Twitter’s bubble burst giving way to a Twitter renaissance.  Web Worker Daily has a couple ideas how to use Twitter professionally, ie in a truly productive manner:

  1. Make existing professional relationships stronger and more intimate.
  2. Get questions answered.
  3. Expand your professional network.
  4. Promote your blog posts.
  5. See what people are interested in.
  6. Find out when your colleagues are available for a chat.
  7. Create an ad hoc back channel at conferences.
  8. Learn important news.

Twitter may seem like a goofy thing kids are going to spend their lives playing with but there are definitely business uses for this technology that shouldn’t be underestimated.  That being said, Twitter is not a new replacement for every other form of communication.  It is another tool that serves a purpose.

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Paul

Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

  1. People are so stupid when it comes to new technology. First the kids use for their youthful purposes. Adults notice and scoff. Professionals gaze fixedly at the current usage, and idiotically fail in imagination, unable to envision how it COULD be used.

    They see what it’s being used for and hyped as, instead of what it actually IS and CAN BE for their own purposes.

  2. People are so stupid when it comes to new technology. First the kids use for their youthful purposes. Adults notice and scoff. Professionals gaze fixedly at the current usage, and idiotically fail in imagination, unable to envision how it COULD be used.

    They see what it’s being used for and hyped as, instead of what it actually IS and CAN BE for their own purposes.

  3. People are so stupid when it comes to new technology. First the kids use for their youthful purposes. Adults notice and scoff. Professionals gaze fixedly at the current usage, and idiotically fail in imagination, unable to envision how it COULD be used.

    They see what it’s being used for and hyped as, instead of what it actually IS and CAN BE for their own purposes.

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