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As those of you who know me, I’m a fan of 1000wattconsulting.com.
Marc Davison and Brian Boero consistently offer clear and thoughtful discussion
about Web 2.0 topics (especially how it relates to real estate) through their
blog. Marc’s post on December 2nd, The
trouble with Twitter , addresses some meaningful concerns.
Are you cranking out gibberish, or contributing
A few of us in my daily work reality have been
playing with Twitter for several months.
I’m still not confident I understand its real value, but I certainly feel
its allure. We’re using it at work to keep in touch. Between
conversations I enjoy hearing from a marketing rep that a meeting went well, a
client made it to a tradeshow, or one of my team members found a great new
resource on the web. We don’t use it as a source for news like what’s
happening with the Big Three bailout.
We’ve all kind of gravitated towards simple
more personal communications. It’s a great way to be there for someone when
they need a “rah rah”…
We find it a helpful way to get a quick message out to each other that the
website has been updated, a reminder that today is launch day for program X, or
one of our clients just enthusiastically chimed in with “I finally found a buyer for my listing, YEAH!”
I have been known after a long week to share on a Saturday
‘getting haircuts and shopping at
the mall with my 16 year old daughter.’ When I get these kind of messages from my group it’s a welcome chuckle,
and it’s good to know they aren’t always working and are having
We discovered Yammerrecently. It’s like your own private business
Twitter. If you have a team and would like an easy Tweetn’ like way to keep the group in touch with each other, this might
be the program for you.
Membership is free for the basic edition. Just sign
up and create an account. Your email addresses will need to be the same (ex:
@ticortitle.com). Then simply email your team with invites. You can keep the
setup a general membership and/or break it out into different sub-groups. At
first glance, I think it would be great for smaller teams.
If you want to create a tag so you can thread the
conversation, just put ‘#’ in front of a word and it becomes a
tag, like #ITMarketing.
Like Twitter you can personalize it with your picture. You can also upload
files and pictures to share with the group.
The free version has its limitations. If you upgrade
to get more admin tools, you’ll pay $1 per month per person in the
network. We’re still playing with the free version. (I love free.) I’ll keep you posted.
I'm a teacher, artist, blogger and public speaker living in the Pacific Northwest. My passion is the evolving social media environment and how it is profoundly changing the way we do business.
As a certified clock hour instructor, I enjoy teaching new media marketing, social media, and emerging technologies to real estate professionals for the First American Title Real Estate School of Washington and Alaska.
I also enjoy teaching social media strategies for entrepreneurs and small business in the continuing education department at Bellevue College.