Getting People to Tweet to Your Tune


Tweety BirdI will probably not be the first or last person to blog about this interesting experiment that Jeremiah Owyang initiated today. Check out the original post about conversations shifting to Twitter. 

In a post, he invited people to leave their Twitter link in the comments to increase more introductions in the community. 

At the time of this writing, there were over 160 200 comments and on Techmeme. I’ve only reviewed maybe 40 of the comments so far.  

My main problem had been how to find people to follow. By listing my Twitter account in the comments, I have been able to increase the number of people I’m following and seen more people following me. Don’t worry – I will try to add everyone who is following me tonight as work is getting in the way. 

In the end, experiments like this are demonstrating the power of Twitter and other new tools that facilitate conversations.

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3 responses to “Getting People to Tweet to Your Tune

  1. Hi Cece,

    I kinda get the allure of twitter but do you see yourself getting bored of doing it? It seems like any kind of chat – at first it is like magic but then it is just a way to communicate. I know, I know i just need to try it – I will but for now I would love to hear from anyone who has done if for a while and see if it still holds onto its shine.

    Cheers,

    Eric

  2. @Eric – Actually, I tweeted =) this article about this very topic: http://tinyurl.com/28x4fg.

    I think the issue is, like all other new forms of communication, is how to leverage the conversation so it doesn’t become noise. I’m still determining who to follow vs who follows me. I also try to scan the incoming tweets.

    Like when IM was first introduced, it’s learning when to use it and when not to. I’m not a frequent tweeter. I just jump in when I have a question for the group or a good “conversation” is taking place.

    Does that make sense?

  3. O.K. so that makes sense to me. Tweet when you want to – passive eavesdropping – join in or hang back.

    Thanks

    Eric