I know there must be something to this, or everyone wouldn't be in such a twitter about it. But I have to admit, I don't get it! I don't get how to build relationships (how many tweets does it take to get to know someone with 140 character limit per tweet??) I don't get how to put a business plan together focused on getting business referrals from it?
I feel like Twitter is similar to standing in the middle of an 8 lane highway with vehicles going 75 MPH and hoping to catch a ride with someone!
So at Denver Rain Camp, I really tried to focus on the info about Twitter, because I KNOW there has to be something very obvious that I'm missing. And like many others, I am on Twitter, I do Tweet occasionally (matter of fact I added my Twitter info in my settings in AR to send all my public blogs to Twitter automatically!). I have followers, I do follow others. But don't that fool you... I still don't "get it".
And if you think you do, use one of the tools given to us at RainCamp! Go to www.Klout.com and find out what your score is! This program ranks your effectiveness on a scale of 1 to 100. My score was a 10 and I'm still pouting about that. But, hey, I admitted I don't get it! Even the people that I thought must have a good handle on Twitter weren't ranking more than a 40!
So, I challenge you: if YOU think you get Twitter, check your score. If you know someone that you think must be good at it, check THEIR score! Klout.com has reassured me that most people out there really don't get Twitter, either! NOTE: part of my scoring ranking me over 1000% on content of tweets, which is a direct reflection on automatically tweeting my AR blogs!
One of the websites that I wrote down from Denver RainCamp to give 900 pieces to help understand Twitter I thought was TheTwitterTools.com. But I wrote it down wrong, as I can't find the site?? If you know what the correct website address is, please let me know!
#, or hash tags, on the other hand is one of the cool things that Twitter has come up with, and is easy to understand. For instance, when you're in in Twitter, go to the search field and put #Raincamp and you can see tweets made on Twitter that included #raincamp in their tweet. Helps to keep you updated on a specific topic.
BUT I don't know where the "library" of hash tags is kept to find other topics I might be interested in?? And how do you get one started? For instance, I know they have "tweet parties" where people gather in cyber cafes and just tweet. I think it might be fun to start a tweeting party during happy hour. We could call it #ToastedTweets!
In the meantime, I'm going to still focus most of my attention on what is working for me: ACTIVE RAIN!
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Ruth Vogt, Sales Manager
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