Monday, January 05, 2009

Should celebs be using twitter?

It has been another yet another day for the triumph of twitter.

Over at what is fast beconming one of my favourite blogs,twitterati give five things that twitter should be doing in 2009 which includes perhaps the most important

Launch a business model and/or business models. Twitter now has the critical mass and, hopefully, a good enough infrastructure to get the business jump-started. With advertising pretty much dismissed by Twitter as a business model, it looks like a move into the corporate market could be in the cards. That said, I think Twitter users would tolerate some advertising if it were relevant and useful.

Meanwhile Rachel Cunliffe who runs blog design company cre8d design thinks that the microblogging tool will soo=n be having a profound effect on blog design and according to her

Twitter will become much more tightly integrated with the rest of the blog in a variety of ways - watch out for tweetbacks and tweetstats to make their debut, and tweet comments to TwitterRolls to start appearing on blogs

Now you can use twitter to help to locate your perfect job

Jonnelle Marte at the Wall Street journal tells the story of

Alexa Scordato,who looking for a job, didn't email or call her contacts about possible openings. Instead, she messaged them via the social-networking Web site
Her brief message: "Hey there! Looking for a Social Media job up in Boston. Are you guys doing any entry level hires?"

and found a job in less than two weeks.

Finally should celebs be able to choose twitter?Not according to Mark Evans who says

the truth is we really don’t want our celebrities to be boring like us. We want them to be glamorous, sexy, extravagant, rich and beautiful. We like it when they get drunk in public or cut off all their hair or abandon their marriages or wear bad clothes to public events. But we don’t want them to act like us.

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