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Why You Should Join Twitter


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Why You Should Join Twitter

  1. 2. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a social network, much like Facebook and My Space </li></ul><ul><li>Updating your Twitter status can most likely be compared to the status update aspect of Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>The other aspect of Twitter is like RSS feeds – keeping you in the loop with topics you find interesting </li></ul>
  2. 3. How is Twitter Relevant? <ul><li>You read the news, get email discounts from your favorite stores, find out what your friends are up to - Twitter helps aggregate that into one place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of going to multiple sources for information, Twitter helps consolidate your information to keep you in the loop through one source </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Does Twitter Have What You Like? <ul><li>Twitter has more than 25 million users, ranging from athletes to musicians to actors to those in the academic field </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some of the top categories on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TV Shows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. TV Shows <ul><li>Many TV shows have a unique fan base on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>These Twitter friends get special behind the scenes access to exclusive content </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to TV shows, there are lots of actors/actresses that share their thoughts as well as their jokes with the Twitter crowd </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some shows/actors that you may like: The Office , Kevin Hart , Rainn Wilson </li></ul>
  5. 6. Music <ul><li>Just like actors, there are lots of musicians on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>They also give exclusive access to some of their content not found elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some musicians you may like: U2 , Coldplay , Kings of Leon </li></ul>
  6. 7. Technology <ul><li>As technology changes ever so quickly, those at the forefront of technology deliver breaking news via Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>As stories develop, breaking news gets updated by reliable sources to ensure you’re always in the know </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some technology related users you may like: TED , CrackBerry , BlackBerry News , Engadget , CNET </li></ul>
  7. 8. Literature <ul><li>Many writers, whether journalists or authors of novels are also on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Some write exclusive short stories for Twitter and have been critically acclaimed, like Arjun Basu </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some literati that you may like: Jane Austen , Arjun Basu , Joe Finder , Very Short Stories </li></ul>
  8. 9. Sports <ul><li>Famous athletes are also on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Many athletes discuss post game thoughts with their fans, while others have everyday conversations. Some even give tickets to games! </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some of the most popular athletes and sports networks on Twitter: Shaq , Andy Roddick , Dwyane Wade , ESPN , UEFA </li></ul>
  9. 10. News <ul><li>Stay informed with up to the minute news from the most trusted networks </li></ul><ul><li>Also read articles when they’re first published from the top sources </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some news networks on Twitter: CNN , BBC , TIME </li></ul>
  10. 11. Shopping <ul><li>On Twitter, certain retailers give you exclusive deals you won’t find elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Some retailers also like to interact with their community and give away prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Here are a few exclusive Twitter deals: Dell Outlet , Alice , Amazon </li></ul>
  11. 12. Education <ul><li>From new studies to changes in the curriculum, Twitter keeps you in the fold of academic institutions you may be interested in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you’re interested in MIT, stay in the loop with new policy changes and new course offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check these accounts out for your educational fix: Harvard Business , Princeton , MIT </li></ul>
  12. 13. Twitter Celebrities <ul><li>Just for your reference, here are some of the most popular celebrities on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashton Kutcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfrey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellen DeGeneres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Interacting on Twitter <ul><li>The main two components of Twitter are speaking and listening. Putting these together creates the backbone of Twitter: communicating </li></ul><ul><li>If you post a tweet and someone wants to respond, they can do so in real time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is ideal when asking a question about products, services, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here’s an example: </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Twitter’s main purpose is to keep you connected. Unlike Facebook, this connection extends beyond your friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>By having information from various sources centralized, Twitter makes the process of staying in the loop appear seamless </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>FIN </li></ul>