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Great minds on Twitter

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people.” I’ve noticed that on Twitter “Great minds tweet about ideas, average minds tweet about events, and small minds tweet about people.” The way you interpret the question “What’s happening?” reveals a lot about your world view. I’ll suggest a few good people to follow in future posts. Who do you follow on Twitter for...

How I use Twitter Effectively

  Like a lot of people, when I first heard about Twitter I was a skeptic.  I thought it was just millions of people posting “I just ate a burrito” updates.  While it may be true that there are plenty of useless tweets out there, I’ve also discovered that Twitter can be used many different ways and some of them are actually useful! If you are wondering how to use Twitter, I can help you make the most of this very powerful website.  If you decide to follow me on Twitter, I promise that I will never tweet about a burrito that I just ate…unless it was really good! Custom New Feed. Even if you never send a tweet of your own Twitter can be a fantastic tool.  If you are highly selective about who you follow, or better yet create good lists, then your Twitter time line will be filled tweets and links that will be useful to you.  This is how I fell in love with Twitter. I started out by following people like Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) and Anthony Robbins (@TonyRobbins).  Twitter can be a way to tune in to some of the great minds of our time. You can add people to lists even if you don’t follow them.  By creating targeted lists you can control and filter the content that you see.  You may decide that you want to tune into local news, your favorite celebrities, or the leaders in your industry.  You can customize your lists any way you choose.  You can also follow lists created by other people.  Each list is viewed on it’s own timeline.  If you find and create great lists you...

SocialOomph Review

SocialOomph is one of my favorite Twitter tools.  The free version is loaded with powerful features.  You can: Schedule Tweets Track Keywords Extend your Twitter profile Save and reuse drafts Automatically send a welcome message to a new follower Shorten and track your links Follow those who follow you Vet New followers view @mentions and retweets across multiple accounts! Purge your DM inbox All for Free and for an UNLIMITED number of...