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Twitter – it’s everywhere.
Ashton racing CNN to get to 1,000,000 followers. Oprah’s on, along with lots of other celebrities. Growth for twitter the last year has been 2565%. It’s even being used successfully for business – here’s a great Forbes article on a CEO that’s using it for her business.
The number of twitter profiles is now over 18 Million. I think it’s safe to say that twitter has hit a tipping point.
But if you’re like most people that I know, the first question is ‘What is Twitter?’ followed closely by ‘What is the big deal and why should I care?’.
The reality is that if and when you go out and try twitter, you are extremely likely to shake your head, look confused and shut your computer off in disgust trying to figure out what all the noise could possibly be about.
One of the secrets about twitter that’s not obvious is that www.twitter.com actually sucks right now when it comes to using twitter – that’s what most new users try to use and justifiably walk away frustrated and overwhelmed in a very short time.
Twitter’s not for everyone, but read on and see if some background and suggestions on what everything means and tips on how to use it might help change your perspective.