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The Power of Twitter

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March 31st, 2009

Imagine being able to send a text message from your cell phone or computer to 100 people, or 1,000, or 100,000. Then imagine being able to follow the text messages of 50 people, or 5,000, or 50,000. That s what you get when you sign up for Twitter. Twitter is social Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? With Twitter you can see what most people online are talking about right now with real-time search tools like You can see when a particular person is mentioned, or a product, or an event. Twitter and third-party tools like and make this possible. Imagine being able to map what s being said and done with, which is a Google maps and Twitter mash-up that shows where people are tweeting. Picture your words being passed on by five people, then ten, then 100 then being able to ask 100 people to help you. Real-time communication At first, I didn t understand the power of Twitter until I attended a conference where everyone there was using Twitter to communicate with other audience members and the presenters. Attendees were able to ask questions through the back-channel, and the presenters were able to respond in real time and improve their presentations and our experience. It was great. And, it made the after-conference hours better when I was looking for something to do I was able to meet and keep in touch with the people I met via Twitter. With the power of your Twitter network it s all possible you just have to sign up. Go to, sign up for a free account, and send a message to @trueisnotfalse that s me.