So you want to be an online rockstar, eh? Yeah – we all aspire that dream in one way, shape or form. While many of us will never achieve it, we’re still ambitious and try.
One thing that has been made abundantly clear in our society is that social media plays a major role in communication. In a recent article I read, Twitter was labeled not just a place to share what you did for the day, but a way to connect global audiences.
Twitter is now a form of content. And the world that is rapidly learning to speak in @ signs and hashtags is joining the show.
Some say that Twitter is quickly surpassing sites such as CNN, ESPN and TMZ as the place to break real-time news and events. Where did you hear about the recent shooting in Arizona? Your local new channel or Twitter?
Applying Social Media to Building Your Business
It’s safe to say that a migration towards social media for communication and business building is a quickly becoming a necessity. I’ve recently increased my efforts of using social media to further my reach online. The more people who follow me and are interested in what I have to say, the more people I can direct towards my company and it’s products.
Obviously those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I also use it for so many other things. But I’ve committed to serving my experiences on the internet here, so I’ll focus on the business reasons behind using Twitter.
It’s very important to know what kind of people follow you, as they can be the driving force behind what you tweet, and what gets retweeted. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone tweet about “Where to Shop for Gardenias” – that one is definitely not going to be retweeted by me.
Now it’s time to open up your Twitter account and start tweeting…
Here Are 5 Sources to Find Tweetable Content
Mashable – Social Media and Tech News
This is pretty much a no-brainer for anyone in the social media and technology space. Filled with fresh content that’s published on the hour, Mashable covers the latest on Twitter, Facebook and other topics such as startups, gadgets, business and design as well.
TechCrunch – Group Blog about Technology Startups
Here’s another easy choice for the list. While I personally don’t read or tweet much with TechCrunch articles, there’s a ton of content that is worth tweeting if you’re into that niche. Known as an industry top-dog, TechCrunch is definitely Twitter-candy.
Inman News – Real Estate News and Technology for Agents
A realtor’s haven, Inman covers more than just real estate news. Aside from the expected mortgage news, you can find a technology channel with great content to tweet. This includes social media, gadgets and all things web for the agent.
Copyblogger – Copywriting and Content Marketing
If you are into copywriting or online marketing, there’s a daily treat for you to tweet about over at Copyblogger. Filled with a passionate writing community, this site is inundated with excellent content from headline writing to keyword research.
Brainy Quote – Famous Quotes by Topic and Author
When all else fails, you can always resort (like I often do) to quotations. Go ahead and try it, and like me, you’ll notice that people often retweet them. There are plenty of things said by famous people that can be applied to business, so have some fun by tweeting them!