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Monthly Archives: February 2010

What if I didn’t use Twitter?

I joined Twitter like most of you, cause it was cool and I have the attention span of a hummingbird on speed (picture that for a second). So in April 2008 I jumped in. Nothing happened really. For 9 months I dropped in once-in-a-while, read what people were having for lunch and passed it off.

Then January 1st, 2009 I made a deal with myself; live on Twitter for 30 days and see what would happen. Since I didn’t want to be another one of those marketing experts that dismissed something just because I didn’t use it, I was going to give it my all.

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Mannequin Networking – Why Twitter Automation Is Bad

The best way I can explain Twitter to new folks is to say it’s like going to a networking event, but it runs 24/7 and you don’t have to leave home. It’s a great way to get to know new colleagues, clients and friends. Recently I’ve been having a lot of “debates” with other Twitter folk about automation. There are a bunch of different automation options using 3rd party sites, this post will focus on one strategy: sending absent tweets (tweeting something when you’re not actually around.) I’ve heard many reasons why people say you should do this:

1. It allows you to reach people in other time zones

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