Twitter Talk | Can Tiny Conversations Buffalo Relationships?


Three conversations about twitter, but not on twitter, that took place over the weekend stick in my mind.

Person One

“Barbara, I think you’re over emphasizing the importance of twitter.” [Never mind that. Thanks to @dmscott, I’m going to MeetingTech Online Summit for free!]

Person Two

Not on twitter, but wowed by reach possibilities.

Person Three

Not on twitter, compares to Facebook.

Let’s focus on the third because it’s the most interesting.

Me: I’m not sure twitter is working as well as I want it to for the amount of time I put into updating every day.

CS: How many times a day do you update on twitter?

Me: According to FollowCost, about 10 times a day.

CS: There’s no way I’d follow you, that’s too much.

Me: How many times a day do you and your friends update on Facebook?

CS: Only once or twice and then we talk a lot on our walls or in IM.

Me: That’s it?

CS: How could you have so many updates? What are you talking about?

Me: Resources, posts I like . . .

As I started to think about my updates I realized that my relationships with people on twitter might grow better and closer if we took our conversation somewhere besides twitter, like in the comment box, in IM [which I don’t use, but probably should], via email, or get this – over the phone.

Talking on twitter is like light snacking, a bite here and bite there. It’s a great way to get started and figure out who you liked to get to know better. Then, it’s up to you to take the next step. But what is the next step? How do you decide when to move your conversation offline? How does twitter fit into your interactive marketing communications plan?

Image: Barbara Rozgonyi, 10/19/08, copyright 2008, Two Buffaloes, One Tongue

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