Have you been using Twitter? Well, 190 million people have found some valuable reasons to. Perhaps it’s time for you to check it out. Once you do, don’t expect to become an expert or to fall in love right away. It takes some getting used to.
Here’s an example: Aaron Lee, who is a great “Tweeter” on social media topics, “Re-Tweeted” (forwarded) Jay Oatway‘s tweet about the info-graphic above in November. It’s posted on pop-culture blog TopCultured and captures your learning curve better than anything I’ve found out there. Without Twitter, I would never have known it existed. He breaks it down into 4 Stages:
Stage 1: You begin – “Crazy morons…” and “…I tried it for a day, it’s stupid!”
Stage 2: You will progress to being curious: “…I had a burger today.”
Stage 3: The light bulb comes on: “…I think, therefor I am.”
Stage 4: You are a full convert: “Hey, @Tim_Kocher – Thx for re-tweeting!”
Once you get there, you’ll find Twitter can be your most valuable source of targeted, real-time, and interactive information. It’s like a cable TV channel that you build over time with the most relevant and up-to-date information that exists for you.
So get started, you have a few stages to work through!