What’s the Tweet all about?
It’s kind of ironic that I found this article today when I was catching up on my latest industry news. About a month ago myself and a few of the Lucid guys were talking about how social media seems to be the “cure-all” right now, and everybody wants it. Yet most people don’t know why they want it, or if it even makes sense for their business. Don’t get me wrong, I love facebook. Yet, social media marketing is tough, time consuming and really takes an understanding of the customer. It’s not just having a profile on Facebook, Myspace or Twitter, just to have one. We get clients coming to us all the time asking if we can setup a twitter or facebook campaign for them. Often, when we get down to brass tacks and figure out the business need, Twitter or Facebook isn’t the answer.
When you look at Twitter, keep in mind that only 10% of the users on Twitter make 90% of the “tweets”. This means that there are die hard twitter users that have a ton of followers and probably get something from their tweets because they are reaching a massive critical audience. The rest of the users, just get a little fun or find it interesting to see what other people are up to in real time.
Derek Harding, one of the writers over at Clickz [a marketing news website] poses some questions about the long term validity of Twitter and whether it will “implode under the weight of it’s hype”. Keep in mind Twitter still hasn’t found a long term revenue model. Derek Harding’s article can be seen here: http://www.clickz.com/3634038
Let me know what you think!