Why – Information/Insight, Marketing, Data Mining, Social Circles
Twitter.com’s growth flattened last year. More people are using apps BUT also some people have come and gone. Twitter has limited utility and is best used for finding influentials and dialoguing with the types of supporters who can lead others.90/10 rule = 10% of Tweeters tweet 90% of tweetsTwitter will stay important for those who want the news first – that includes journalists, bloggers, activists and politicos!Soon, there will be a “twitter for normal people” so best to understand now how information spreads and power wields influence in this type of environment.
Notes: Profiles are for individual people – not for organizations. For orgs – create a Page. Many orgs also have Groups and Causes. Be aware of search engine optimization when you are setting up your page’s title and description; include both the acronym AND the full name of your org along with a link back to your main website.Walls have their own newsfeeds where Page activity and threaded discussion are shown. Pages also have tabs for Page Info, Photos, Notes, Applications, and other customizable boxes. You can also use FBML (like HTML) to customize your page tabs.You can create Facebook applications that appear both as a tab on your page and elsewhere in FB.
But what is different about Twitter and social media tools is the networked effect –
Leveraging Social Media:Understanding Strategy and Putting it into Practice Module 6b-1: Twitter Mini-Workshop This project is being generously supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation