It all began as a way for friends and family to keep in touch with each other and answer the question, “what are you doing?” Today however, Twitter has grown in versatile and creative ways.
Interesting Uses of Twitter
Emergencies: Twitter keeps users informed of notifications and tweets in real time. Tweets from the social network can be received and sent from cellular phones and this makes it easier to stay informed and connected even when you are on the move. The value of this chirpy social media site has been realized and acknowledged during emergencies when it is crucial to keep people informed. The Red Cross has a Twitter account and uses it to keep the public informed of disasters and emergencies. Twitter provides just the right resources to keep people informed during times of emergencies. It can provide local information as well as national information in real time.
Promotions: Twitter was just used in Season XIII of American Idol live premiere event to create a buzz about the new season. How did they do it? By allowing selected viewer to attend a pre-screening of the first episode while allowing twitter questions of Ryan Secreast, JLo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr to via #AskIdol. Was it successful….YES. It got the conversation started about the new season.
Small Businesses: Unlike what most people may thing it isn’t just online businesses that find the Twitter to be a real treasure trove, small local businesses have also opened up to using Twitter. Some businesses keep their customers notified of offers and also provide information related to the status of orders. While others are even willing to share phone numbers for other related businesses.
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