Do you Twitter? I have to admit that I was very sceptical about this Twittering malarkey — I thought it was just a pointless thing to be doing as I wrote about in one of my early posts where I questioned the point of Twitter? However, that said, I have to admit that I think I was wrong about it and am now perhaps a little late to the Twitter party, but better late than never!
Twitter is essentially a way of letting people know what you’re currently up to or thinking — pretty much like people update their Facebook status, a mini-blog so to speak! In fact, I have my Facebook status set up to update to whatever I post as a Twitter update by installing the Twitter application onto my Facebook account.
In terms of using Twitter for blog and internet marketing, I’ve only just started using it and not done a great deal other than promoting some of my blog posts which I feel would be of use to other people. Already it’s proven it’s worth as you get to hear news and updates from people you’re following, it helped me to keep up to date with people who were attending the Northern UK Bloggers’ Meetup last month and I’ve also kept up to date with people from that event using Twitter, it’s definitely a Web 2.0 application that is worth checking out.
There are also various programs that you can set up on your mobile phone so that you can Twitter from your mobile and also receive updates from people that you “follow” on Twitter, you don’t even need to be sitting at your computer to make use of Twitter!
It ultimately means you can have a text message conference (do to speak) with a bunch of your friends without getting charged for lots of texts – the data usage to do this using Twitter will be much less than the standard prices for text messages — in terms of data usage, text messages are hugely expensive and mobile networks make huge profits from them!
Anyway, as a converted anti-Twitter person, I have seen the light and you can now follow Zath on Twitter and see what we’re up to and what I’ve got to say — there’s some extra content that you won’t find here on the website, don’t miss out!
You can also follow my personal Twitter account by heading over to Simon Barker on Twitter!
Simon Barker is the founder and editor of Zath and has over 25 years worth of experience of using computers and technology in general. He can normally be found researching or testing the latest in technology products.
He has provided IT consultancy services to both home and small business users for over 15 years, building PCs, fixing hardware/software problems and providing comprehensive training.
Simon always likes to get the best out of the technology he is using, by both making informed decisions of what products to purchase and also optimising how it is then used to get the most benefits possible.
If you’d like to follow and/or contact him on Twitter, please feel free to do so – @SimonBarker.