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Twitter – The Next Level of Information Distribution
These days an ever increasing number of us are finding we are falling victim to information overload.
With a simply overwhelming and ever-gowing number of websites and blogs, all veying for our attention, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to both keep up and take part in ‘the conversation’.
While the use of RSS feed readers has been a blessing in many respects, what with the ability to aggregate multiple sources and quickly assess what we want to read in more detail, you are still tied to having to find and add your own sites of interest and their corresponding feeds. There is also no means for immediate response or discussion.
Enter Twitter . . .
Firstly, I suggest, if you are new to Twitter, that you firstly read my article,Using Twitter … ‘The Smart Way’, to get yourself up to speed.
These days Twitter has become my main source of information, allowing me, through apps such as Tweetdeck, to continually receive the very latest information (links, feedback and commentary) on my desktop and in front of my eyes for immediate digestion, review and onward distribution. It’s like having my very own ‘peoples newswire’.
Another great key benefit of Twitter, is that it enables you to build your own network of news gatherers, writers and commentors. These can range from authorities in their niches, to news sources, to those that share interests with you, to friends and collegues. Each of these groups in turn have their own networks feeding them information.
Think of it as being plugged into one giant, ever-evolving brain.
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