Twitter as a marketing tool?

I have to admit, when I first came across Twitter (I think it was Shari Storm who first invited me to the Twit) I wasn’t impressed. But something about it has kept me coming back.

I recently came across a neat example of a business using Twitter to market itself. A restaurant in Buffalo uses it to promote its daily specials. Very nice.

Here’s a great and very thorough article on iMedia Connection about what makes Twitter so sticky and how it can be useful. Well worth a read.

Oh, and by the way, here’s me.

Facebook and Twitter

I’m not very good at keeping up with my Twitter. I guess I’m just a poor Twitterer. I like the concept of microblogging but I’m not much of a text messager, nor do I go to Twitter very often to update via the web. Now that I’ve been sucked into the wonderful world of Facebook and am loving it, I found out about a site that will update your Twitter status when you update your Facebook status. It’s called fbtwit.com and it seems to work great.

The nice side benefit is that when you update your Facebook, and your Twitter status is also updated, you can use Twitter’s status widget on your blog to tell everyone what the hell you’re doing.

Thanks to Alexandra Samuel for this tip.