A friend who is also a friend of Juggling Frogs (see her Twit List) called me last week and asked, what’s this Twitter thing? We talked about it a bit, and we agreed that if you are not already working on the computer, Twitter may not really work for you.
So, what is Twitter good for?
If you are a blogger, you can Tweet your blog posts. And if you have friends that live in various parts of the world, you can Tweet “Good Morning” or “Good Night” to them. OK, you probably aren’t going to sign up for Twitter just to do that.
One of nice “toys” you can use along with Twitter is Twitter Search:
If you type in a keyword that interests, perhaps you will find someone with a mutual interest that you will want to follow. As an example, I decided to try the keyword “turmeric”, and I found a lot of Tweeters typing in recipes with this tasty anti-inflammatory spice.
I like the idea of meeting others in my local area, so I use TwitterLocal:
You can then generate an RSS feed that you can read in your RSS reader (I use Google Reader).
Here’s a new toy I just tried out this morning (hat tip: SeoVice):
You can do multiple tasks with this toy; I used it this morning to schedule a Tweet. This works well if you have scheduled a post, and you want your Tweet to show up after post is public, not before.
Finally, if you want to follow me on Twitter, I’m leoraw.
So, if you are already a Twitting Tweeter, what do you use Twitter for?