Twitter As a Tool for Connecting — Resource of the Week


Last week I wrote about using Twitter as a tool for discovering interesting and relevant information. This week I’m writing about connecting with others through Twitter.

When you use Twitter as a tool for discovery, you’ll follow people who tweet about information that’s interesting to you. And their tweets will populate your timeline, where you’ll find links to interesting articles in your industry or other fields of interest, as well as videos, photos, and more.

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Twitter as a Tool for Listening — Resource of the Week


Twitter is a great tool for easily finding new information about topics that interest you.

When I was first introduced to Twitter, I didn’t have any use for it. I didn’t see the point of trying to get people to follow me just so I could broadcast whatever was on my mind. Plus, why would I want to follow people to hear about what they had for breakfast?

But I was looking at Twitter backwards. Twitter isn’t about broadcasting inanities. It’s about creating a simple system for allowing interesting information to come to you. Set things up right and you’ll have easy access to breaking news, items of personal interest, current happenings in your industry, interesting events in your town, and — if you choose — personal trivia like what people are eating or their recent workouts.

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