I was at a social function this week and was chatting with a new friend about social media. He hates it. Says his kids spend too much time online and he can’t be bothered sitting in front of a computer when he can be out playing sports or watching it on TV. To each his own.
I’m finally on Twitter!
by WizardOfWords on July 10, 2009
He questions the validity and accuracy of stuff you read online. He questions the credibility of people writing blogs and “sounding like experts when they’re not.” That’s definitely true to some degree. There are indeed some people who try to pass themselves off as experts in areas they don’t belong.
But there are so many amazing resources that one discovers online that you more than likely would never encounter if you weren’t connected by the internet and all that it offers. It’s worth the price of having to sift through the rough to find the diamonds.
I have resisted signing onto Twitter as I know it will absorb my precious time just as Facebook, Linked In, other blogs — this blog — and other social media are already doing. But a friend (who is also a follower of this blog) has won me over with her tweets. She posted a list of them on a listserv we both subscribe to and I was amazed at the usefulness in those minute sentences. See:
So I signed onto Twitter.com (@wizardofwords) and am now following her and a number of other amazing people. I’m happy to have you follow me there if you are willing.
I have heard it said that Twitter is a way of connecting to the most brilliant and entertaining minds and I am beginning to see the light. Just 12 hours after signing on, I’m already amazed at the individuals I’ve been able to connect with. Like Michael Hyatt. I found him via another FB friend who had linked to his comments on the “WOW factor.” (More on that in a future post.) As the Wizard of Words (aka WOW), I was attracted to this post. Which led me to Michael’s website and more of his insights.
For Michael’s take on Twitter, see:
I encourage you to visit …
Maybe that will be enough to win you over to the Twitter side — if you’re not already there! And if you are … tell me/us about how Twitter has helped you or your business.