Web Design and Development
After a bit of firm prodding from our friends in the blogosphere, we finally signed up for a Twitter account. Twitter, a self-described
free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time, is a whole new internet phenomenon. And we’re glad that we are finally a part of it.
In short, Twitter is a very simple application which aggregates short text updates (affectionately termed tweets) from all of your friends, helping you to keep in touch and always know what’s going on. Twitter also enables users to easily find new friends. For example, we’ve discovered several new bloggers and quality blogs by browsing Twitter profiles.
But even better, it is a broadcasting service. Once you’ve accumulated a good set of followers (people who subscribe to your updates), you can send out news updates to lots of people without very much effort.
Suffice it to say, there are obvious benefits to using Twitter. And some enterprising users have already started taking advantage of it. For example, Kim of (Anti) Social Development, wrote about how Twitter can be used for getting freelance work. Caroline Middlebrook talks about using Twitter as a marketing tool. And we, well, we have even seen some increased traffic to our blog in the short time that we have been using it.
At first, Twitter was predominately used by internet enthusiasts, web developers, and the like. However, it is now used by a broad range of people such as college students, bloggers, freelancers, businesses, and politicians, such as Barack Obama. And there are even some CNN anchormen who use Twitter. Yep, everybody is on Twitter, and you should be too.
As Twitter would say, come out and
Join the conversation!