This slideshow is from a Twitter seminar by Wayne Bishop (owner of Arbutus Software, Inc. and creator of JointContact.com) and Mark McLaren (owner of McBuzz Communications LLC), both partners at Web 2.0 Media Group, a Seattle, WA, organization dedicated to spreading the word about the Web 2.0 social media movement through education and participation.
<b>Twitter Seminar Summary</b>
Interested in learning why everyone's talking about Twitter? This seminar will give you a comprehensive introduction to Twitter, one of today's hottest Web 2.0 social media technologies.
In our two hour seminar you'll see first-hand how to get started with Twitter! Additional topics will include:
* How it works, who is using it and how it's being used
* Twitter's advantages over other types of communication
* Current trends and what they mean for business
* Using Twitter to make an impact
<b>What is Twitter?</b>
Twitter is a new "micro-blogging" technology: part blog, part instant message - allowing users to send out short messages that can be read through websites, desktop applications or mobile devices.
It has all the characteristics of other successful Web 2.0 social networking technologies: free, easy to use, lets people network and share, works best when you invite all your friends, can be used to brand or promote, and it integrates with a number of other Web 2.0 services like Facebook and Joint Contact.
Originally intended as a fun way to keep in touch with friends by answering the question, "What are you doing?" Twitter has quickly evolved into a multi-faceted communications platform that could have a dramatic impact on how you promote and manage your business.
<b>Who Should Attend</b>
Those interested in learning about Twitter / Web 2.0 / social media and how they can be used to help promote and manage their business.
Our material is designed for people who are new to Twitter, but we address questions that apply to all types of businesses and all levels of social media experience, including privacy and security.