At this point in time I am sure that, if you have been paying attention to the growing number of articles, blog posts, tutorials, education materials, helpful tips, useful resources, wonderful insights, etc. etc., you are probably starting to get some sort of what I have been starting to call Twitter fatigue. Yes, that’s right! Everyone seems to be talking about Twitter nowadays, don’t you think? Specially the mainstream media, as it is starting to grab more and more the attention of the general public, and probably it is starting to get much more publicity than several other social software tools available out there. At least, based on its exponential growth, if you come to think about Twitter celebrities, as an example. The few links included in this entry are just a few of the ones that have ended up in my feed reader(s) over the last couple of weeks. And still plenty more left behind!
However, some times you get to bump into some pretty interesting, enlightening and rather inspiring articles that would be worth while commenting on and reference, and I thought I would share with you all three of them that I have found rather helpful not only to get an idea of what Twitter really is (If there are folks out there who still haven’t been exposed to it), but also, much more importantly, how you can benefit from it as one of your corporate social software tools to engage with right away, in case you haven’t done it just yet. Thus here you have three worth while reading items to give you an idea of the kind of potential Twitter has and that’s starting to build up in the area of social software tools, both inside and outside of the corporate firewall:
- Twitter goes mainstream – Fast Forward Blog you the Ist Twitter Guide to the Social Revolution: Excellent guide put together by my good friend Rob Paterson over at The FASTForward Blog that explains the kind of impact Twitter is having in both our virtual and in real life interactions, specially when facing critical situations.
- How to Present While People are Twittering: Superb piece of work put together by Olivia Mitchell, over at Pistachio Consulting (Over there Laura Fitton has been doing some wonderful work as well on evaluating the true potential of microsharing for business), and where she shares plenty of great tips for speakers that will change your views on how audiences engage and interact during your talk(s) using live tweeting (Like I do over at @elsuacon, for instance).
- And, finally, one of my favourites. A brilliant presentation by Ed Yourdon under the title "Using Twitter in the Enterprise", which he has also kindly shared over at Slideshare, and which provides plenty of further insights on how Twitter, and microsharing social software tools, in general, can be used within the corporate world to help drive innovation further into the next level for such relevant areas as software development, project management and process improvement!
Here is the embedded version just in case you would want to go through it right away:
(Yes, I know, I still have to put together my own blog post on how I am using Twitter myself, like everyone else has been doing already… Coming up!)
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