If you agonize over what to write about yourself on an Internet forum or chat profile or if you can’t bear to change your “Status” line on your Facebook profile; then maybe you won’t like Twitter. But if you love communicating to hundreds, or if you are lucky, thousands of followers in multiple 140 typed-characters status updates and “mini-blogs” then you’ll feel right at home.
And if you’re not quite sure about how to get started using Twitter, then let me recommend “Twitter how-to for the digital immigrants among us” written by my good friend, Kathleen Vandervelde.
I think Kathy excels at these type articles and she gives some good advice for the would-be Tweeple out there.
“Write something meaningful about yourself, your interests and/or your work in your profile. Include your blog or organization’s website url. It can make a big difference when others are deciding whether you are worth following. Remember, you’re trying to build two-way relationships here. If you won’t give up anything about yourself, why would others want to interact with you? I, for one, will not follow anyone who doesn’t offer a clue about who they are or what they’re about in their profile.”