Anyone who's witnessed a typical weekday for me will have noticed my slight addiction to Twitter, a service that simply can't be explained and has to be experienced. But in my attempt to justify the thousands of updates I've posted on it, I'll highlight a few amazing ways Twitter has helped me and those around me this week.
- It helped me discover how other bloggers felt about being accosted by PR agency, resulting in an article for The Blog Medic called "Marketing Ethics: Ten ways to piss off a blogger".
- An ad hoc conversation led to a friend getting a job offer, and the entire conversation up to scheduling an interview call happened over Twitter.
- It allowed me to find a couple of new contracts for Pepsmedia redesigning blog templates & site launches.
- Since SXSW, I've managed to stay in touch with many of the lovely people I met there without going through the usual "ok I'll reply to that email later", where later becomes never. By keeping it bite-sized, Twitter makes it easy to stay in touch.
- I've found amazing support for the idea of SocialMediaCamp in London in July through fellow Twitter users who are interested and can provide skills and contacts I wouldn't have had access to otherwise.
- A few people offered sound advice with regards to the process to setting up a limited company, again calling on the experience of others.
- It was the fastest channel through which I heard about Russell's decision to stop developing Mowser on Monday night.
- It's a great way to swap kitty photos with Mel Kirk :)
So there you go, it's a business resource like no other, a great communication tool and an entertaining place to have water cooler conversations with like-minded people.