Tweeting: A person or program?
Until recently I have not been one to jump on the Twitter bandwagon, but after reading over and over again about how useful it is for a business I tried it, but how effective is it really? When I first started using Twitter I was doing it the “old-fashioned,” way. By that I mean updating our Tweets every 30 minutes or so, trying to make them all new and interesting. After doing this for a couple months I discovered websites and programs such as TweetDeck and Hootsuite. Now, this is my problem with the effectiveness of Twitter. These websites allow you to pre-load a bunch of Tweets that will cycle throughout the day…well that is a great time saver for me, but if everyone does that…who is actually on Twitter? I used to be on Twitter tweeting a million times a day, so I read what other people had to say, but now I barely need to actually be on Twitter at all. So are these websites helpful, or defeating the entire purpose of using Twitter as a social media marketing tool?
-Andrea Leonhardt, PEI