Tweet or Die Part 1

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

I read this quote a couple of weeks ago:

Twitter… there is no right way to use it, but there are plenty of wrong ways to use it…

I am often asked this question, what is so great about twitter?
Where should I begin….

This week I start a five part series on Twitter called “tweet or die”
We will look at what twitter is, how it can be used, how people are using it, why you should join twitter, and the effects of twitter. I hope that you can join me for this week of looking at twitter and I would love for you to weigh in on the conversation.

What is twitter
There really is no good way to define twitter. Some people use it as a way to share their thoughts, others use it to market and share their products, others don’t really know what it is and tweet stuff that makes no sense. That is twitter, a place where people put their own “tweet” on things.
Using 140 characters or less (characters are letters) people try to communicate their ideas, thoughts, quotes, products, and opinions in a social network that joins thousands if not millions together.
It is a place where you can be friends with Shaq, Coldplay, or your buddy from College.

Twitter started in a brainstorming meeting held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo.
Wanting to be able to communicate in a better way, Jack Dorsey introduced the idea of using an SMS service to communicate with small groups. Birthed out of this idea was twttr (this was the original name). A easy to use SMS system that let you use 140 characters to communicate with your team.
Little did they know, twttr would explode into what we now know as twitter.
Today there is some 11.5 million Twitters accounts and growing. Twitter is becoming one of the most popular social networking programs out there. Leaving facebook and myspace in the dust (we will get into this later in the week), twitter is set to take over the market and change the way we communicate.

Like it or not, twitter is here to stay (or at least stay until something bigger and better comes along).
This week we are going to explore twitter in all its beauty. I hope by the end of the week you will have done one or more of the following:
-Joined twitter
-Added a twitter resource
-Learned something
-Weighed into the conversation
-Became agitated or excited

This is my 2 cents worth on twitter


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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville