The Power of Social Media: Twitter
I am new to Twitter. It took me a while to grasp the concept as I couldn’t understand how, with only 4 followers on twitter, that this could have an impact on traffic or visitors to my blog. That was until two of my followers “retweeted” my tweet to their 1,700+ followers and 35 followers respectively. So thank you Volunteering QLD and the DJ Cronin for your support which has led to an increase in the number of visitors to my blog. As my blog is relatively new, only a few weeks old, the search engines and web crawlers probably haven’t found it as yet and so promotion of my blog through the social media is extremely helpful.
From my understanding, the inventors of twitter have taken the basic concept of “word of mouth” and utilized the technology of the internet and mobile phone systems to amplify the process globally.
Jayne Cravens explains on her website the how, when and where’s of utilizing Twitter from a Volunteer Management perspective. http://www.coyotecommunications.com/culture/microblog.shtml
Jayne says in a recent newsgroup message “I'm considering creating a blog on this subject, but I'd like to know more about how volunteer managers are really using Twitter.”
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Thanks Wnedy, great post. There is some useful stuff in the Modernisning Volunteering group here on i-v including a social media toolkit produced by a volunteer centre as they began their journey into social media, and the Fresh Thinking reports which outlined how charities are using social media overall, link here: http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk/groups/modernising-volunteering/profile/ plus we have a social media training group which also lists some useful stuff and is worth having a look http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk/groups/social-media-training-group/