Monday, August 09, 2010

Twitterific

I’m on Twitter. You’re most likely on Twitter. Celebrities, politicians, news anchors are on Twitter. Seems like there are only a few people on the planet who are not on Twitter.

Most authors would agree that it’s a great way to build your social platform, get the word out about your book and/or blog, and meet people.

Now, contrary to what you may be thinking, I’m not here today to tell you to join Twitter, if you haven’t, and to start tweeting. I am writing to suggest (not order, since it’s totally up to you) that you might want to watch this latest video by the Twitter crew.

I think it’s cute. I’ve watched it multiple times. My son walked by my office last night and said, “You’re watching that again?” There’s a reason, though. My daughter’s in it, twice. A reason for you to watch it, other than it’s cute and my beautiful daughter is in it, is that it appears Twitter is hiring. That’s good news in this economy.

38 comments:

  1. Great clip! I'm not too surprised that Twitter is hiring...they seem to be doing really well!

    I picked out your beautiful daughter right away..if she looks just like you!

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  2. I didn't find your daughter. I think twitter will continue to grow with more feautures. I usually follow people if they follow me, but I've had a virus come through a twitter link, so now I'm cautious. I hope you had a great weekend. Talk soon, Simon.

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  3. Somehow I can't understand Twitter.
    And I know how it is about seeing your kids on screen. I must have watched the video of my daughter singing a thousand times.

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  4. Seems like a fun bunch of kids! Not sure what they do but OK with me if they continue on. Which one is your daughter - I'm not as visually inclined as Elizabeth so I need help.

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  5. Cute video. It is a good news for the economy that they are hiring. I still don't understand it, but it definitely is growing.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  6. I'm afraid I couldn't pick out your daughter either, but it is a cute video! And I love Twitter as much as I love blogger, because its easy to manage and get updates.
    Judy
    Visit my blog for the Free Autographed Book Giveaway to celebrate Southern African Women Writers

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  7. Awesome video! How wonderful that your daughter's in it.

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  8. Fun video. (My first thought was, "My gosh, they're all so young!")

    I'm not on Twitter...yet. But I consider it at least twice a week.

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  9. The sections of the video where she appears have nothing to do with what she does at Twitter. I wonder how they came up with this?

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  10. Jenny, luckily, Twitter's easy, unlike Facebook.

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  11. The video is cute! Which one is your daughter?

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  12. It is a cute video. Grats to your daughter! It looks like it was fun to make.

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  13. Fun video! I think that would be a great place to work :)

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  14. Very cool :)
    Even though I'm not sure which young beauty is your daughter. Sigh.

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  15. My daughter is first seen in the "gardening" clip. She is the one reading.

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  16. The gardening clip? Now I have to watch it again!

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  17. Thanks, Helen, now I have to watch it again to see your lovely daughter.
    Karen

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  18. Kind of like looking at all the new hires we have. You see them and think - kids, then you look in the mirror and think - God, I'm old.

    Great that she got a job with Twitter. What an exciting environment to work in.

    I didn't pick her out until you told me who she was.
    ~jon

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  19. I noticed that, too, Jon - they're all so young! Are they really young, or am I just old?

    She's been with Twitter for quite a while.

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  20. Cute clip and your daughter is lovely. I have no clue how sites like Twitter and Facebook make the kind of money they do. I know they sell advertising, but I don't see a lot of ads on either site.

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  21. Maryann, Twitter only recently began to monetize.

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  22. Cute video! and I love Twitter, too!

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  23. Hi Peggy. I love Twitter, too, although I don't tweet near as often as I did when I first started.

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  24. LOL, now that IS cute ... the twitter team seems like my kind of Tweeples!

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  25. You know something has become a phenomenon when we make up words based on it, like tweeting, twitterific and tweeples.

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  26. I have thus far resisted the urge to Twitter or Tweet or whatever it's called...but my resolve is weakening with every passing day.

    The clip is certainly fun though.

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  27. How cool your daughter is in the video! I still haven't made the Twitter plunge.

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  28. Twitter can be addictive, but it's easy to do. Facebook still boggles me.

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  29. Must say, I'm not addicted to Twitter, but I do Twitter!

    Good to hear someone's hiring, huh? Looking forward to our blog!

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  30. I like twitter for a quick flirty break in the day and it's a nice way to connect up with other poets/writers.

    But I don't like the features they add to your account without any way of opting out. Blech.
    Hey Helen, you sure you want to tell people your daughter works for twitter? You'll be like the doctor at the cocktail party that people come up to and show you their rash. :0)

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  31. I returned to find out which one was your daughter. Wow! I would not have found her. And yes, they all seem so young.

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  32. I returned to find out which one was your daughter. Wow! I would not have found her. And yes, they all seem so young.

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  33. I am, too, Sylvia. Hey everybody, you get a pre-announcement. Sylvia Dickey Smith will be visiting here on Thursday!

    She's the Twitter expert. I know nothing, including how to get rid of the new stuff. I do, however, know how to ignore it.

    Welcome back, Simon. She makes me a tad nostalgic for the younger days. In addition to being beautiful, she's smart and independent.

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  34. Helen,

    I'm one of the handful of people in the world who aren't on Twitter. I don't know why I resist it so much, as I hear wonderful things about it, but I can't see myself ever doing it.

    Enjoyed the video with your beautiful daughter, though.

    Lillie Ammann
    A Writer's Words, An Editor's Eye

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  35. That is indeed a cute video! It's not in-your-face like a lot of advertising these days, and I like that. :)

    And congrats on your daughter for being in the ad!

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  36. Very cute, but heck, my son is in his 30s and looks like he's too old for the Twitter crowd.

    I use Twitter only sporadically...600 "friends," but I have no idea if anyone sees/cares when I post.

    Oh, by the way, is Twitter making any money? How? Who's paying those kids?

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  37. They do look young, but not all of them. I saw some older folks in there. Okay, maybe not old like me, but older.

    They started with investors and are only recently trying to monetize. Like any company, their goal is to make money so they can keep hiring people and grow their product.

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