10 ways to use Twitter

I have to say that I’m not yet a Twitter convert, but I’m interested in learning more about it and more importantly how people use it to develop new business opportunities, rather than the incessant bleeting about the finite details of what they watching on TV or eating for tea…. Why would I be interested in that…

During my research, I have come across this list of 10 ways to use Twitter.

1. Drive users to your website

2. Search for customers’ opinions

3. Promote offers

4. Highlight industry news and research

5. But don’t just brag about successes

6. inject some personality

7. Network with other businesses

8. Be genuine

9. Get involved in the community

10. Do it right and learn the etiquette

The list looks and sounds right – however, I’d be really interested in hearing about real stories of how you have used Twitter to develop your business.

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Should YouTube be used in the classroom?

It has recently been reported that schools and colleges in the Uk are increasing using YouTube in the classroom.

Is this right? How do you feel that your child is being fed with YouTube images as part of their learning experience?

On the one hand it seems utterly foolhardy to encourage the use of YouTube in schools – it is full of silly exerpts, self promoting people and disgusting images isn’t it?? If you are over 35, this is probably your view!

However, when was the last time that you looked at YouTube?

Yes – you can spend hour after hour looking at the latest experiment of what an extra strong mint does to a bottle of coke – if you haven’t seen this – take a look now – you’ll be amazed. But take a little time to consider the other aspects of YouTube.

Are you looking for some information or a better understanding of something? If so, take a look at YouTube and don’t be surprised if there are videos that can help you. YouTube is full of informational ‘how to’s’ and guidance notes. Another excellent resource is Slideshare.net.

Being over 40, my initial thought on this report was ‘are they made!’ However, once I’d sat back and reviewed what is available, I now believe that we should engage with this new media and take advantage of the data that it contains.