These are the rules I have invented for myself for effective use of twitter. By the way, it’s pretty much the only social media tool I use these days. Mainly due to it’s succinctness. When it comes to Twitter this is how I roll:
– it’s my office water cooler. It’s the office conversations for us entrepreneurs
– it’s an advice forum where I ask my twitter friends (smart people I trust) questions I don’t know the answer to
– it’s where I’m not afraid to have an opinion even if it’s a bit risky
– it’s where I don’t do anything I wouldn’t do in the real world. The on line world is the real world
– it’s where I meet like minded people. First virtually, then physically
– it’s where I get last minute tips for restaurants, bars, coffee and traffic updates
– it’s where I document my life, verbally and visually via twitpic.
– it’s where my digitally inclined friends are. I’m glad they are there
– it’s where I promote my stuff occasionally, but this plays a minor role
– it’s where I share cool stuff I find, to the people who will care about it
– it’s where my reputation is on the line 140 characters at a time
– it’s where I won’t just make friends because you shook my hand (called following)
– it’s where I will become your friend if you engage in a conversation with me (called @ replying)
Startup blog says: Twitter is a friend of the entrepreneur.
How do you use twitter?