It’s Tweet! 7 Reasons You Should Join Twitter

By: HomeFirst Certified
February 26, 2014
Twitter

Social media has burst onto the scene in recent years, gaining the affection of billions of people across the world. It’s hard to escape sites like Facebook and Twitter no matter where you go. Businesses have embraced the use of social media to engage with customers, and individuals use it to communicate with friends, gather news, share photos and more.

Today, we’re going to focus on Twitter. If you’ve never used Twitter, you might not understand its benefits. Did you know that HomeFirstTM Certified has a Twitter account? Click here to follow us! While you’re at it, connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+. We use Twitter to share blogs and other useful information for residents.

Still skeptical? Here are 7 things you should know about Twitter:

1) Free to Join

You can become a Twitter user for free!

2) Stay Informed

Twitter is a great place to get real time news updates. Follow your local newspaper, national reporters, community leaders and others to keep tabs on what’s going on in the world. 

3) Follow Who You Want

There are millions of people on Twitter, but you don’t have to follow all of them! You pick and choose the people who you want to follow.

4) Privacy Protection

If you notice that a strange person has started following you, you can block them with one click of the button. If you’re concerned about your privacy, you can also edit your settings so people have to get your permission to read your “Tweets.”

5) Short and Sweet

All “Tweets” must be 140 characters or less. How long is that? Not long at all. As a matter of fact, it is the exact length of this section!

6) Hashtag #Awesome

Hashtags are used to identify and collect all messages pertaining to a specific topic. For instance, if you want to find all messages about the Detroit Tigers, search for the hashtag #Tigers. All recent Tweets featuring this hashtag will show up, with the most authoritative Tweets appearing on top.

7) Communicate with Companies

If you’re dissatisfied with the burrito you were just served at a restaurant, send a direct message to the company on Twitter. Unlike Tweets, direct messages aren’t public facing. Some companies send gift cards and other forms of payment as a show of good will to disgruntled customers.

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