Larry Brauner

In past posts we’ve discussed what Twitter is and looked at some ways you can use Twitter.

In the current post I provide a Twitter resource meta list to help you explore a wide range of business and social topics in substantial depth.

I expect to add to this meta list periodically, so do watch for my tweets @larrybrauner or check back here from time to time.

Mainstreaming of Twitter

This, our appetizer, addresses two important questions:

  1. Is Twitter a serious social media venue for mainstream users?
  2. Is Twitter useful for businesses, or is it just for fun?

I hope the following presentations will persuade you that Twitter is a viable business and social tool.

Twitter Ideas and Tips

This, the main course, looks at how to use Twitter effectively.

Twitter Tools and Resources

Our meal wouldn’t be complete without delicious side dishes prepared to perfection by expert chefs.

My Interview on Blog Talk Radio

I was interviewed on the Blog Talk Radio Profiles of Success by @staceychadwell. To listen, click here.

I’m @larrybrauner on Twitter looking forward to your tweets.

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  1. Jeanine Mercer on February 2nd, 2009 12:26 am

    I don’t know what Twitter is all about. I found that there are just people there just spreading random thoughts about themselves and what’s happening all around them. I don’t think they are using Twitter to their full potential and they are treating it just like a MySpace page! I don’t think Twitter intended this webpage for that.

  2. Larry Brauner on February 2nd, 2009 1:14 am

    The ironic thing Jeanine is that in the beginning of Twitter people weren’t doing much more than reporting on what they were up to in the course of their day. Twitter is hardly used that way anymore.

    I don’t believe that Twitter’s founders knew where their experiment would lead. Even today we’re not sure what lies ahead.

    Twitter is a giant party with lots of mingling. Going up to people at a party and talking only business to them would be inappropriate and a bit strange.

    When people go to a party, they can discuss business, but they must also make small talk and be fun too.

    Having said that, the 80/20 rule applies to Twitter like everything else. Of the people looking to do business on Twitter 80% of the business will be done by 20% of the people.

    It’s important to look carefully at what’s happening on Twitter. Hopefully the articles I’ve referenced will give you a good picture of what Twitter is really about.

  3. Debbie Morgan on February 2nd, 2009 1:27 am

    Hi Larry!

    Wow, lots of great information here on how to use Twitter. Again, I’m bookmarking this page for future reference.

    Now I just need some time to utilize all of it. Thanks, Larry for this great post.

    Deb

  4. Jim - medXcentral on February 2nd, 2009 11:03 am

    Folks.. I’ll simply say this.. don’t underestimate the power and value of twitter. Just because you don’t “get it” right now does not mean there is nothing to “get”.

    And, if you’re waiting to “hear” the value of twitter described by someone… it’s almost impossible. Just get in, find good help resources to shorten your learning curve.. such as Larry Brauner, and, most importantly, use twitter every day all day long… that’s when magic begins to happen… IMHO.

    See you all around.

  5. JoAndrew on February 2nd, 2009 11:46 am

    I’m very much intrigued about Twitter and what it can do for me. I found great ideas and tips here. Count on me to check back soon.

    Thanks Larry!

  6. Jeffrey D. on February 2nd, 2009 2:43 pm

    Twitter is a great place to meet other people from around the country and to have conversations discussing topics of similar interest. When you are active, I have found this to become very VIRAL. Like Diane Hochman says, “People are naturally NOSY and want to know what others are doing”. This can be very effective if you write a BLOG or have a SITE where you want people to sign up. You MUST have good valuable content to offer people. BEWARE though, many people are using Twitter to SPAM others with their business deals right off the bat. This will work in reverse. People will unfollow you, and you could possibly get BANNED. Unfortunately, the masses WILL prevail and Twitter will become the ULTIMATE SPAMFEST. Oh well, as they say “Get it now while the gettin’ is good, because a good thing doesn’t last forever”.

    Jeff

  7. Larry Brauner on February 2nd, 2009 3:30 pm

    Jim, if you tell hem to be on Twitter all day long, you’ll scare them off. While tweeting all day may produce the best Twitter outcome, people need to do what best for themselves overall.

    Thank all for your comments.

  8. pchi on February 3rd, 2009 12:42 pm

    Hi Larry!

    Wow! You really do have tons of resources here about Twitter.

    I still wonder how to make it work for me.

    Thanks for sharing all you know!

  9. margie dana on February 3rd, 2009 8:53 pm

    Just stumbled upon this tonight, Larry: great info here - I am a fairly new Twaddict (couldn’t resist) and am looking for ways to integrate Twitter with my weekly email marketing campaign, and for use in my business in general. I’ve bookmarked this page - will visit it again and again. Thanks!

  10. Larry Brauner on February 3rd, 2009 8:59 pm

    Pchi,

    To make Twitter or any other social media site work for you, you need a comprehensive marketing and social media strategy.

    Hopefully some of the articles I’ve cited and others in my blog will help.

  11. TeasasTips on February 4th, 2009 12:17 pm

    Fantastic list! I’ve got 6 tabs open right now headed toward them after I leave this comment. Again Larry, you have outdone yourself with the professional way you present information.

  12. India On Wheels on February 4th, 2009 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the nice info.

    In fact, I heard about Twitter but could not look at this good application due to some doubts about it.

    Now I have cleared my mind about it.

  13. Steve on February 5th, 2009 11:28 pm

    Larry, looks like great information. I am going to bookmark this and come back to digest it further. I’ve been on Twitter for a while, and there is both an art and a science to it. The most important thing is to use twitter in line with your business plan objectives, something I am still working on. :)

  14. choopixie on February 7th, 2009 8:50 am

    Wow. There’s a lot of information about Twitter here. Glad I found the site. I have a Twitter account but don’t know what to do with it. Yep, guilty of just posting updates. I tried looking around but didn’t know what to do. LOL Thanks for the info :)

  15. Heather on February 15th, 2009 5:56 pm

    I’m just beginning to appreciate the awesome value of Twitter. Posted on my blog yesterday - tweeted about it, and lo and behold got Stumbled upon and increased my traffic by 200% overnight. And I have met tons of people in my niche and beginning to network both online and offline with them. I’m hooked.

    Thanks for all these links too - I’m in for a good read!

    @cottageguru

  16. Sandee Robbins on February 15th, 2009 8:16 pm

    Well Larry,

    Thanks for this Twitter info! You have really outperformed here.

    I will keep this for a source of info!

  17. Andrew Beeston on February 17th, 2009 6:06 pm

    Hey Larry - good article I didn’t know about 1Link.in - that’s sweet.

    Another tool that might help is HashDictionary - helps people understand which hashtags mean what.

  18. Kikolani | Blogging, Poetry, Photography on February 27th, 2009 10:57 am

    This is a great collection of resources for Twitter. Thanks for sharing! :)

    ~ Kristi

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  20. Carol Ross on March 1st, 2009 1:29 pm

    Thanks for compiling such an extensive list! While I’m still a new user, I’ve been recommending Twitter to lots of people because I can see how powerful it can be, when used well. One of the first things I get asked is for resources to learn about Twitter. I’ll be referring people to this page.

  21. Larry Brauner on March 1st, 2009 1:42 pm

    Thank you Carol.

    I hope you and your friends will join me on Let’s Follow Each Other.

    My other social network, Outside the Box, is a companion site to this blog.

  22. Jodie/jpetals on March 1st, 2009 10:41 pm

    This is such a wonderful Twitter resource. I followed you here from twitter and am going to add your site to my twittering lens. Great stuff!!!!

    Cheers Jodie

  23. Sean Kaminsky on March 4th, 2009 3:07 pm

    Very well put together blog. I like this one. Good Job. Stop on over to my blog and take a look. Let me know what you think.

  24. Susan Coppersmith on March 18th, 2009 11:46 am

    Twellow.com is an excellent resource. It is the original Twitter yellow pages. Should be on the list of resources for sure.

    Susan Coppersmith
    Director of Sales
    iEntry, Inc.

  25. Makere Simmonds on March 26th, 2009 1:54 pm

    Hi Larry,

    This is so great. I have been on Twitter since October last year, and I never was sure what to do there.

    Now I can do some good reading here and truly understand the power of the Twitter process.

    Cheers. I’ll definitely mark this for reference.

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  27. Al on July 10th, 2009 11:48 am

    Great list… I’ve got it bookmarked for future reference. Thanks a Ton.

  28. Matthew on October 20th, 2009 6:17 pm

    Good looking list of resources. I use many of them myself. Also, see www.TwitterSearchEngine.net to search Twitter easily.

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