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Friday, February 11, 2011

Twitter Is My Virtual Birdfeeder

Image representing Twitter as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBase
I don't know how many times I have posted about Twitter on this blog. You can search our twitter label and read all of those posts and it will let you see the evolution of this social media tool and our/my approach to it. It is kind of interesting, but today I want to talk about how Twitter is my virtual birdfeeder.

This morning I read a very simple Tweet from @lizstrauss How to change your Facebook Page's Category. See it explained here.

This caught my interest and I quickly clicked on the link and realized that by "category" this news was about business Facebook pages. And that meant that I needed to really dig into this news. I tweeted back to Liz:
"thank you. I luv twitter 4 items like this. I'm like a dove sitting below a birdfeeder waitin 4 seed droppings."
From Liz's Tweet I went over to my personal Facebook page and saw an item from BlogWorld "Facebook Pages Get a Facelift."  If you have a business Facebook page I hope you will take the time to read this post, Nikki Katz did a great job of summarizing this Facebook news.

In closing I would like to share a photo that I took today (from inside my house looking through a window). You can see our new bird feeder hanging from one of our Palo Verde trees. If you look closely you will see the small colorful wild birds taking seeds from the feeder, but just below you will see the doves and a squirrel enjoying the extra seeds that have fallen to the ground. It is a wonderful symbiotic relationship, not unlike what I enjoy with my Twitter friends.
Bird feeder- click on the photo to enlarge
I'd love to hear what you think about feeding the birds.  How often do you learn helpful hints from simple little tweets? 

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  1. What a gentle post and a poetic way of putting the idea of what Twitter can do.

    Despite the "noise" of Twitter, I actually often find some very good stuff that I'm sure I'd never get or discover any other way.

  2. John,
    To me there are not enough hours in the day to weed out all the news regarding social media and how it can relate to our clients. So Twitter really has become a great resource.

    Now, regarding the birdfeeder, it was a birthday gift to my husband. We are enjoying watching all that goes on around the feeder: the doves, quails, squirrels, chipmunks...being supported by the colorful wild song birds. Fun...

    Thanks for stopping by.


  3. I agree with John. Great analogy on how twitter relates to a bird feeder. Excellent picture by the way.

    John, the the lists feature allows you to somewhat filter the tweets that appear so that does help reduce some of the noise, might want to utilize that feature.


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