My experience has been that twitter is a great tool for reaching people, engaging in conversation and even getting the occasional sale.
It can be helpful in building your brand and creating awareness.
But many people don’t utilize twitter very much or very well. I think this is part of the problem.
With over 108,000 followers, I find twitter to be very responsive. I can ask nearly any kind of question of my followers and get a response.
For example: I am studying German and I asked a very specialized question about the use of the verbs ‘benutzen and genutzen’.
I was delighted to get a response that gave me the correct answer and additional insight!
That is just one example. When you have enough followers, there is almost always someone to communicate with.
If there is a conversation happening about your brand, your product or your customers needs, this is the place to find it.
Use of Search.Twitter.com can help you find the people who want / need your product or service.
There is a tremendous amount of twitter spam. I think you have to take the good with the bad.
At the end of the day, if they tried to control the spam, it would be disastrous. That is because one persons spam is someone else’s useful information.
There is no good way to really filter that out well. So you have to accept it.
The good news is that you can unfollow anyone that is sending the same, repetitive message over and over again.
You can unfollow the people who don’t respond to you. So there are tools build into twitter to allow you to limit the spam yourself.
Is Twitter Response Faltering?
No, not really. I think the response is not as great as it once was, when twitter was a novelty.
However, the tools for communicating (and not communicating) have improved over time. Twitter also does not seem to have as many crashes as it once did.
It is a useful tool, even now.
What are your thoughts on twitter today? Have you seen a decrease in response? Are you able to sell your products or services on twitter? Use the Comment section below to respond…