Last week I wrote about the Piers Morgan Tonight Twitter show, and my blog link was retweeted by @PiersTonight to 36k+ people. The result? A sizable spike in blog traffic, some new Twitter followers, and zero blog comments.
God I hope my writing isn’t that bad…
Recently I’ve seen a lot of articles about Twitter numbers – Mashable posted about how only 0.05% of users are creating 50% of the tweets. There are many other articles debunking the Klout methodology, or talking about the “noisy minority’s domination.” Well, duh. It’s all about content + relationships.
I feel like people don’t understand that Twitter is still an infant. We’ve merely glimpsed the power of this global conversation with events like the uprisings in Egypt. A real-time, information network like this has infinite potential – how is that not obvious? Why aren’t more companies harnessing the power of Twitter? Do people really think it’s just a fad? Am I crazy to have such blind faith?
All I know is that Twitter delivers to me real-time updates about very important things: “Mad Men” resigning with AMC. Netflix producing “House of Cards.” Zach Braff’s on-going bromance with Donald Faison. You know, the stuff that MATTERS.
Oh, and for the record, I have 156 followers right now. Most of those are probably spam-bots or empty houses. You can laugh, but I’m not worried because I believe in what I write about.