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What is twitter

  1. 1. What is Twitter? Can it Be Used For Local Businesses1 www.fasttrackyoursales.co.uk 08452570073 email: support@fasttrackyoursales.co.uk
  2. 2. Everyone lately has been asking, what is Twitter? Well the answer is somewhat difficult to providebecause it has so many different uses.Twitter ExplainedHere is the basic gist and the answer to the question; what is Twitter? Twitter is a short message serviceor SMS where people from around the world type in explanations for what they are doing at the moment.These statuses are known as “tweets” and have to be 140 characters or less. People can post funnytweets or anything about what they are doing. Twitter also allows you the chance to read other people’stweets by becoming a “follower” of friends, random people, or celebrities. You can also send messagesto people and edit your profile page by adding a photo and a short biography.HistoryIn 2006 the podcast company Odeo was having a board meeting but did not have any creative ideas. Sothe people were put into groups to brainstorm some ideas. One of the groups did just that and came upwith a way to inform friends on what you were doing using SMS. It was originally called Status. The namewas changed to Twitter after a name storming session. Jack Dorsey was the main creative mind behindthe idea and began working on the site and posted the first message: “just setting up my twttr”. It didnot become extremely popular until the 2007 South by Southwest festival. Giant monitors wereconstantly streaming tweets and daily usage tripled. The festival created a lot of buzz for the newservice and answered many people’s question of what is Twitter?Personal UsesMillions of people now have Twitter accounts and the number of users is growing all the time. Most ofthese people enjoy being able to know what their friends and family members are doing. People also getthe chance to share interesting sites and funny things through their tweets. Some people also useTwitter to get updates on their favorite bands or actors as many famous people use Twitter to keep theirfans up to date.Marketing UsesMany companies wonder what is Twitter good for and how can they utilize this up-and-coming service.The possibilities of Twitter as a marketing tool are endless. Companies have been creating Twitteraccounts lately to provide information on new products and services to customers. These tweets alsoprovide a link that can be a key element to get new customers to check out their website. This is veryuseful to get people interested in their site as well as gain traffic. Every day, Twitter is becoming moremainstream. The more popular this unique service gets, the more infiltrated it will become withcompanies spreading their marketing messages.Though not as popular yet in the UK Twitter still can give local business owners an advantage. 2 www.fasttrackyoursales.co.uk 08452570073 email: support@fasttrackyoursales.co.uk
  3. 3. About Fast Track Your SalesWe are a web marketing company based in the UK we help our clients get more salesleads.We provide a range of services:  Marketing and Sales Strategy  Product Launch Planning and implementation  Copywriting  Sales letter creation  Lead Generation Website  Affordable Websites  SEO  Social Media MarketingTo find out more either email us or call us at the numbers belowEmail: support[at]fasttrackyoursales[dot]co.ukTel: 08452570073 3 www.fasttrackyoursales.co.uk 08452570073 email: support@fasttrackyoursales.co.uk