One of the things that I think we all get when we introduce Twitter to people is the comment “I don’t get it”. “I’ve created a Twitter account and nothing happens”.
Well, if that’s all that people do, then they are correct. Nothing happens.
Like most good things, you have to work at it to get results. It can be work to find just the right people to follow and it can be work to get people to follow you. You have to be interesting; you have to contribute. As I’ve noted to a new person recently, there is no half-way when you elect to use Twitter. You’re either in or you’re not. If you’re not, chances are you will still not get it.
Good, and helpful people are there and ready to assist. I had it happen to me last night.
I’ve been tinkering with Google Chrome for a while now and, if you read my post recently, I decided to give it a go as my main browser. The tipping point for me was the formal support for extensions. So, I threw out a Twitter message indicating so. Within moments, I had a response from someone asking what ones that I was using. That impressed me. Someone I wasn’t following cared enough to reply.
The conversation is illustrated below.
So, that’s pretty cool. I always find it intriguing when someone responds to my messages. It’s nice to know that you’re not talking to a wilderness.
But, then another response came along.
Now, I’m sure that this account just runs a continuous search for the term “shareaholic”, which is an incredible resource that I’ve used on Firefox and Flock for a long time now. It’s now available for Chrome and is very actively supported. So, not only did I get some advice from this exchange, I got another person to follow. Thanks, shareaholic.
The bottom line here…if you’re communicating, there are good things that can happen.
Don’t just say “I don’t get it” and give up.
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