Do you Tweet?? If you can answer that, you already know what the topic is this week - Twitter! According to Wikipedia,
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets.If you are unaware of Twitter, here are a few basics:
You can network with friends
You can direct traffic to your blog by sending or posting links to posts on Twitter
You can provide general information on anything (hobbies, books, etc)
You can set your posts up to send links/titles directly to Twitter (Twitterfeed)
A list of Twitter services and applications can be found here. (One really popular application that I learned of via other bloggers is the TweetDeck, which provides you with a browser that provides a more user-friendly way to view Twitter updates)
There are even three Twitter groups on Library Thing!
Twitter Book Club-The Secret of the Sundance CavesThis is a book club that brings together different social networks like Library Thing & Twitter.
TwitterThis group is for all the book lovers that also love Twitter. List your ID and follow.
Wossy Book ClubSo Jonathan Ross has started a book club on twitter. Post your comments here!
Questions: Do you Tweet? If so, what do you like best about Twitter? What do you like the least? Do you have any Twitter applications or extras that you use frequently (TweetDeck, TwitterFeed, etc)? Do you belong to any of the Twitter groups on LT?
My Answer: I DO Tweet! I probably don't use it as much as a lot of other bloggers do, as I primarily use it to get information, find out about book giveaways and ARCs, keep current on what some bloggers/authors/publicists are doing, and post links to my blog posts via TwitterFeed.
What do I like best? I like the ability to connect to others in real-time, to ask questions, get feedback, have short conversations, and share information.
What do I like least? Some of the people I follow are for educational purposes (learning about Twitter is one of them), and I don't like getting all their Tweets - some are really boring, while others are really helpful! I guess this means that I need to re-evaluate who I am following. I find it more useful to keep my Tweets to both personal and bookish friends. :)
As far as Twitter extras, I love TwitterFeed, which automatically sends my blog posts to Twitter. I recently learned about the TwitterDeck at a local Seattle Blogger Event hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and Pledge, and I love it! I'm sure I could set it up better, but I'm still learning about it.
At this time I don't belong to any of the Twitter groups on Library Thing. If I get any more serious about Twitter, it might be very helpful though.
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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