Friday, February 06, 2009

Twitter Revolution - It's coming to a cell phone near you

I'm about to go meet with a couple of my friends and church members to discuss our online outreach strategy, which will expand beyond our website to using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and the Missional Outreach Network (this has hit 250 members!).

I wanted to recommend a good little book on Twitter called Twitter Revolution by Deborah Micek & Warren Whitlock. It explains what Twitter is, how to best use, and gives lots of Twitter tips, websites, and applications. There really is a lot more to Twitter than meets the eye.

The primary, immediate benefit to Twitter is remote microblogging--the ability to send updates of 140 characters from one's cell phone, which also updates one's Facebook status and goes out to his or her Twitter followers.

How can Twitter be used in promoting one's church or business? Also, have you become a Twitter user yet? Why or why not?

5 comments:

JB said...

Unfortunately the phrase "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" is often to true. Twitter works as a reminder...twitter users can constantly say "HEY I'M STILL HERE!!!!" Plus in this world of information we need quick updates, not lengthy essays. Twitter keeps me up to date on my friends, so that when we finally get together we can talk about their week or I can ask, "Hey, how did that work out for you?" many, many good things...
follow High Pointe on Twitter at www.twitter.com/highpointecofc

Lantz said...

Recently tried using Twitter with the youth group. Did not seem to catch on that well. Appears that many teens and parents were confused what Twitter actually is. This was about 10-12 months ago. I have personally not wanted to get involved with twitting for the sake of time and concentration. Might give in, possibly in the future.

JB said...

The time necessary is only the time you are willing to give it and the time it takes to type 140 characters. This didn't take any time @ all. Lol.

Donny - MarketingTwin #2 said...

James, my brother and I did a post recently about Twitter (www.MarketingTwins.com). Also, another good resources for churches interested in Twitter should check out:
http://www.twitterforchurches.com/
or @anthonyCoppedge on Twitter - another great resource. Hope you find both of these helpful.

James said...

Donny, thanks for the helpful tip!