Saturday, 30 May 2009

Should I have a Twitter account?

In Should entrepreneurs twitter? uh yes Joel Comm argues that entrepreneurs should use Twitter... by attacking Steve Strauss's column/blog "Should Entrepreneur's Twitter?"

Strauss answered the question with a definitive "No" and gave several reasons...

1) "You are in business"

2) "It offers just too much information"

3) "It requires too much time"

4) "What can you say in 140 characters?"

Comm goes on "As a true expert on the subject, I wish to set the record straight and dissuade entrepreneurs from acting on Mr. Strauss' uninformed and faulty conclusions".

Comm provides "the correct answer... Should entrepreneurs use Twitter? Not only should they use it, but they should dive headfirst into social media in order to build relationship with their customers and prospects, enhance their brand by customizing a profile picture and background, and watch sales increase as proper use of this revolutionary tool that gets back to basics will draw people to their products and services like never before."

I have to admit that Twitter doesn't over-excite me.

"According to a recent O2 survey, an estimated 700,000 small businesses are using ... Twitter, with 6,000 more joining every day. Small and medium-sized businesses are looking to Twitter as a way to cut marketing costs and directly communicate with clients and potential clients.
The poll of 500 small firms found that 17% are already using Twitter, with 25% of these SMEs signing up to the social networking site in the last month. Nearly a third of those surveyed said they had saved up to £1,000 since signing up and 16% claimed that they had been able to save up to £5,000. "
For the full story go to: Fresh Business Thinking

I have to admit that Twitter doesn't over-excite me.

Convince me...


and I repeat the quote...
"watch sales increase as proper use of this revolutionary tool that gets back to basics will draw people to their products and services like never before"


RELEVANT LINKS

Should Entrepreneur's Twitter? - the original blog entry
Should entrepreneurs twitter? uh yes - the reply
Fresh Business Thinking - the press release
Twitter trips on its rapid growth - Wall St Journal
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