What is Twitter?

Twitter is a micro blogging phenomenon and social network that allows users to tweet their followers with brief messages of just 140 characters or less. I consider it in a sense an instant messaging platform on steroids. While Twitter has numerous applications for many businesses and enterprises I’ve yet to honestly see it generate results for two of my accounts or niches. One account has been active since August 2008 and the other January 2009. What have I gotten primarily from these two twitter accounts? Twitter SPAM.

With that being said, There are Twitter users that have seen a huge impact from using Twitter. Doctors, dentists, teachers, trainers, and the list goes on. But does that mean Twitter is right for every business? Some Internet marketers are starting to question the validity of Twitter as a primary business tool. Why? It takes time commitment and persistence just like anything else. When you start to analyze the time and commitment it takes to use Twitter successfully, there may be other marketing tools that will give specific businesses a better ROI.

So, What is Twitter? A powerful communication tool that can help you gain new customers or prospects. A customer service tool, or whatever you can conjur with your imagination with respect to communicating instantly with those in Twitter land.

Since I’m an Internet marketer, I’ve got a Twitter account for nearly all of the niche markets I’m working or developing. I’ll continue to share results good or bad as they develop. Here’s some good news. I got my son started with a new niche just 4 days ago, and with just a couple of tweets got two companies that stepped up to offer us all the help we needed along with products, video, etc. The right niche can generate some immediate responseses that can be lucrative.

Are you new to Twitter? What are your thoughts? Comment below — Are you an experienced Twitter user? Share your comments with readers below.

Twitter Resources:

  • Twitter Rockstar – Authoritative Guide To Marketing Your Brand Or Niche With Twitter. 11 Video’s, 4 PDF’s, 2 Mindmaps, And A 20 Minute Audio Session, All Conveniently Located In A Members Area For Viewing Or Download
  • The Twitter Report – Learn How To Get Free Targeted Traffic From Twitter Using Ethical & Acceptable Marketing Practices
  • Twitter Traffic Machine – The System Explains How To Grow A Twitter Account Rapidly W/total Automation Via 5 Videos. In Video 6, We Then Show How Create A Viral Affiliate Business.
  • Twitter Decoded – Exploit The Power Of Twitter, The Most Popular Social Network Online. Tap Into An Automated Traffic Machine That Will Build Your Lists, Sell Your Products And Grow Your Following In 72 Hours Or Less!

Susan Boyle | Viral Video On Steriods

If you have not seen the Susan Boyle Video you’ve been living under a rock for the past week.

Susan Boyle was an unknown singer and unlikely contestant on Britains Got Talent. As she took the stage to fufill her mother’s dieing wish, Susan was mocked and bood for her wishful ambition of becoming a professional singer. Most of the rude comments and boos were edited from the video you can watch by clicking the link above. You see, Susan was judged before anyone heard her sing.

Susan Boyle’s story and inspiration has so caught on fire that in just about a week and as of this post her video has received over 16 million views and 89,000 comments with well wishes and encouragement to fufill her dreams. Folks, this is viral video marketing on steroids. In nearly the span of 24 hours alone the video received 10 million views.

Susan has litterally hundreds of fan sites that have popped up over night and requests to do an album as well as requests to come to the USA. This is the power of video. One video can change your life and potentially your business.

Will everyone that puts a video up  on YouTube, Revver, Vimeo, etc. receive 16 million + views or let alone 1 million? Probably not, but this is an incredible example of how a simple video can change a life and maybe even the world.

Is Twitter An IM Application On Steroids?

The more I think about it, the more it appears that Twitter is an IM application on steroids. Twitter allows for tweets and twitting with your peeps, just like an IM application. The primary difference is that all of your tweets end up in a blog that can be searched.

Think about it, take your favorite IM tool and look at the similarities:

  • I can tweet from my cell phone – I can IM from my phone
  • I can send URLs in a tweet – I can send URLs via IM
  • I can tweet photos – I can send photos via IM
  • I can follow or be followed in Twitter – I can do the same with IM

Again, the big  difference is that traditional IM has some forms of privacy and can be somewhat proprietary. With Twitter, there are numerous applications, but if you can get to the web via desktop or mobile phone you can tweet and search twitter as a wider public medium.

What are your thoughts on Twitter? How are you using Twitter? Is Twitter a giant IM application on steriods? Is Twitter a fad? or is Twitter the application that could give Google a run for its money?

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