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Active Tweeter Since April 2012

Responding to a post by bestwriter .

Twitter asks me to follow Barack Obama!!

My response was too long to just leave a comment.

Some people can't have life on the without their accounts. Others could care less and don't bother about creating a via , , , , … wherever!!

Several years back, found myself unemployed and had to find something productive or profitable to do while stuck at home or go crazy!

Signed up to become an . Needed some place to put the ads, so started out using a free D.I.Y website building app to build my own .

Wanted to get to my websites. One of my daughters suggested ; and other friends and family recommended setting up accounts in social and/or professional networks as places to share my links and get traffic to my sites. Twitter was among the recommendations.

Using Twitter?

Twitter never asked me to follow any user. But the system does make suggestions based on other tweeters I follow.

As for Twitter benefits?

The primary benefit is it streamlines my work process.

  • If a tweet is posted it can be automatically shared to my Facebook profile and/or page via the interface process.
  • Embedded tweets can be used at my websites and/or blogs. Saves me time writing.
  • Also, a tweet of 280 characters can be expanded into a full blown blog post or article (although I have never done that, but at least I know I can); like a source.
  • Since most websites and blogs have social sharing buttons it's easy to just click the Twitter button and circulate links to articles, posts, etc. by fellow writers, WAHMs and entrepreneurs, and possibly send traffic their way.
  • Twitter is good for quick research on a topic. The are amazing!

These are, in , of using Twitter.

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BarbRad wrote on June 29, 2015, 4:11 PM

You've stated the case very well. It's also a way to connect with people who have similar interests and see what they are doing.

MegL wrote on June 29, 2015, 5:05 PM

Thanks for this post.
I would appreciate a post (or three) on these items you have posted that I have not found out about:
(1) "it can be automatically shared to my Facebook profile and/or page via the interface process"
(2) "Embedded tweets can be used at my websites and/or blogs."
(3) "Twitter is good for quick research on a topic. The hashtags are amazing!"

People keep mentioning hashtags on here as being important. I see hashtags like "Ineedacooldrinknow" or something similar. What use is that? I must be missing something.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on June 29, 2015, 8:45 PM

I can see where it is beneficial for you and that's good, I just find Twitter mainly about celebrities and following their lives and businesses. I check it every now and then, but I am more on Facebook so I can chat with people I actually know and it's more entertaining for me.

rescuegal wrote on June 29, 2015, 8:57 PM

I'm on Facebook, but I've never been able to get into using Twitter although I do have an account.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 29, 2015, 9:54 PM

MegL – You're welcome. Won't be doing another post. Just couldn't answer the question about benefits in a comment. emoticon :smile:
However. Regards (1) and (2), if you have a Twitter account, Twitter has a Help Center that answers these questions.

Re: (3) research using hashtags is only as good as IF people are using the hashtag for what you're looking for. I find info on blogging, cooking, business, WAHM (work at home moms), writing, etc. Plug the term in the search box and scan the list of Tweet results. It's just like using a Google search. Hope this helps clarify.

msiduri wrote on June 29, 2015, 11:01 PM

I use it occasionally and find it time consuming. It is, however, not without its rewards.

MegL wrote on June 30, 2015, 3:15 AM

Thanks, must try that out. I must take a look at that help centre too.

nerdieeds wrote on July 1, 2015, 2:32 AM

Yes, I like twitter because when I tweet something or re-tweet a post it will automatically posted on my Facebook because of the sychronization.

jiangliu1949 wrote on July 1, 2015, 3:57 AM

I know tweeter is a microblogging site ,but we can't log in it here ,the same with the Facebook.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 22, 2017, 5:17 PM

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