What I am learning is that there many reasons to like Twitter. I find it difficult sometimes to explain exactly what it is about this tool that makes it so cool, interesting, fun, productive, effective, etc.
When I a presented a workshop yesterday to a group of job seekers, I was trying to help them understand the real-time benefits as well as the helpfulness of Twitter-users. I posed this question on Twitter right before my presentation:
The answers demonstrate the variety of reasons people benefit from using Twitter (and I am quite sure there are so many more)!
Perhaps one of my favorite responses on the topic of Twitter use came from Joann Gillum (@jojo_w).
A huge “Thank You” to these helpful Twitter folks for sharing and helping!
Those I know through Twitter are nice, helpful, engaging, smart, thoughtful and more. My words of warning to those who “nay-say” or dismiss Twitter as stupid, silly, or a waste of time:
“DON”T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU’VE TRIED IT”.
Or, fine, don’t jump on the Twitter bus, that’s fine. It allows the earlier adopters to continue to be big fish in a little pond! Claiming their digital terrain and making a mark.