Can you please tell me about Twitter?

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I've noticed the Gurus all inviting me lately to follow them on Twitter.

I know Twitter is some kind of social bookmarking, but how does it benefit me to have a bunch of people following me?

Can someone please explain how this works?
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    it's good to have your list follow you on twitter, but mass following is a waste of time
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    Twitter is a micro-blogging platform... here's how I look at it... it's like an Instant Messanger/Blog/List hybrid.

    Where's our resident Twitter expert: Dana_W when we need her?

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Land
    I've been wondering the same thing lately

    If im planning on building a list should i get twitter?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
      Originally Posted by cires123 View Post

      If im planning on building a list should i get twitter?
      YES! Twitter is somewhat of a hybrid list building tool in itself.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Click on "search" in the red toolbar above - go to "advanced search" and enter Twitter in the keyword box to the left and set the box below that to "threads" - and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know about Twitter.

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        • Profile picture of the author carmene
          Kay,

          I did that before creating this post and I didn't find a good explanation. Do you know more about it?

          Carmen

          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Click on "search" in the red toolbar above - go to "advanced search" and enter Twitter in the keyword box to the left and set the box below that to "threads" - and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know about Twitter.

          kay
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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichVillain
          what would you say is the best way to use twitter if you've got a something to sell (product/service) or do you think that it doesn't work well for commercial applications? if not, what social media website works best for that?
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  • Profile picture of the author martins_kontants
    Benefit for large follwer list, is that if you post message like "ohh, after hard work, I finaly launch my blog: myblog.com". And if they like your blog, they may refer it in theirs blogs... But I think it is not worth doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author martins_kontants
    I think best results from twitter you get, if you refer a blog, which is full of great information, advices, stories from life and etc. Rather, information about your product/service... But IMO twitter is not for me, because there I can got low targeted traffic(I mean it for my nearest future project). Maybe if you have blog->product/service , hmm example about ("How to loose weight"), I think it's bigger chance to get a good traffic and sales..
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  • Profile picture of the author greatmark
    twitter is great, you build relations with people and get to know your market
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