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”.
Twitter Basics from Twitter
This is everything you need to know about getting started on Twitter, from setting up your account to basic use!
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.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.