As most of you already know, Twitter is a community of friends & strangers from all around the world who are updating each other on their lives. It’s a communications gateway that gets personal by asking “What are you doing now?”
I was one of the first ones to join the website when it came out (as always) but I quickly lost interest and went back to my comfort zone of Facebook. Honestly speaking, I didn’t really see the logic behind the whole idea as I was already updating my status on Facebook on a regular basis to keep my friends & family in the loop so why exactly should I be sharing my life with strangers as well?
Anyway, I recently met someone to learn more about a career opportunity. Later on that day, I found the same individual on Twitter as well, which encouraged me to follow him while I was curious to see his tweets, as he seemed really interesting and fascinating. Since then, I have also started catching up with friends and people from different walks of life, which has been great.
Personally, I use Twitter for professional networking & as a marketing tool. I have been trying to enter the advertising world for quite some time now and thanks to Twitter, I’ve been following certain individuals and have enjoyed reading their thoughts, ideas, & relevant posted articles, which has given me an insight into their profession. Also, I have chosen to promote ‘Chasing Thoughts’ through Twitter, which has driven a lot of traffic towards me as well. A great example of that is the e-mail that I received in my inbox yesterday. I managed to have a stranger get in touch with me as he wanted to learn more about sponsoring a child for my Grandmother’s cause as he read one of my Tweets, in which I had requested my followers to read this post @ https://omarulhaq.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/an-inspiration/.
All in all, I think Twitter is great. Although I’m still learning the ropes and not as comfortable as I would like to be with the website, I’m determined to make the most out of it and encourage others to give it a chance as well.
Just do it.
Just tweet it.