Every now and then I go to TweetCloud to see what my average tweet looks like to followers from my Tomdog account. Here’s a snapshot, looks like I’m right on track. Also: PLZ follow me on Twitter at @tomdog:
I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter lately and that’s because it’s paying off both personally and professionally. I get linked up to great people with great leads on information, music, news, etc. and they retweet my information and ideas. I’m already at over 300 followers on Twitter and that’s only by adding people after they’ve added me first on all but about 20 in that list. Today I have some leads on about 30 people that I was going to add, the first time I’ve done that in quite a while.
I turned off my Twitter feed to my Facebook page because I think it was just getting obnoxious. It appears that the majority of my friends on Facebook do not use Twitter and it also appears that the protocol is to not pummell your Facebook friends with feeds of info that they are not interested in. Some people just want to see your updated status and that’s it, there is a “too much information” threshold.
What I can’t understand are people that I know who are involved in software/web-based/media companies who are not on Twitter as well as local folks who are involved in advertising and PR – hey, it’s a part of your job even though your boss hasn’t explicitly told you yet.
That being said, please follow me on Twitter if you aren’t already.
I’ve interviewed comedian Brian Regan a couple times this year, first in April for LAist and then last week for Bostonist. The always friendly and charming Regan was great again, actually I think the second interview went better than the first, maybe because I’m improving (hopefully).
Then a couple days after the interview went up, I got followed on Twitter by GridIronGoddess because of an LAist link I think (she’s got a great -ist idea, I hope it comes through). GridIronGoddess knows more about football than any of my guy friends, even the ones pretending to be sports geeks. Well she went to my post from the 15th and saw that I had interviewed Regan, who it turns out is a personal friend of hers. Ironically, the very night she read my blog post and Bostonist interview, she had been out to dinner with Regan’s wife and Brian called in to check in with her and to let her know how the Boston show went. It’s a small, small world.
The end result is that I have a new friend on Twitter, a real person, not some fake auto-follower, who likes stuff like Malcolm Gladwell, social networking and internet marketing geekery, and who happens to be friends with one of the greatest comedians around. It restores one’s faith in the system.