Would you like to keep up-to-date with our blog posts about economics and the latest economics Internet resources added to Intute – then why not follow Intute Economics on Twitter.
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a social networking site that is lightweight, easy-to-update and easy to follow. Twitter asks one question, “What are you doing?” Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. Think of it as the status update part of Facebook – and that is all.
How to Twitter?
Sign up for an account at Twitter – which just needs an email address – you can then search for some of your existing contacts to see if they are already twittering and choose to follow them – ie subscribe to their updates in your timeline – then register your mobile phone if you want to be able to use that to update your Twitter status.
I have been using Twitter in a personal capacity for nearly six months and it has helped me get to know people I already knew a lot better, make new contacts, helped me discover new Internet sites and helped to spread the word about all things Intute – plus it’s easy to get on your phone and a lot of fun too! For me it works because it is quick, simple and informal – it does one thing, but does it well – let’s you know what people (or organisations) are up to.
So what about Intute Economics on Twitter?
This is very much an experiment – a bit like the recent announcement about the Intute Facebook group and fan pages – but it will be an alternative way of keeping up to speed with Intute Economics and I will try to keep track of all those interested in economics and the Internet on Twitter – let us know what you think.
Getting more from Twitter
You can use Twitter to update your status in Facebook using the Twitter application, search Twitter to find out what people are saying about topics that interest you or monitor what they are saying about you or your brand, plus there is a huge range of other web apps that are Twitter related – about pictures, music, video etc.