Another week, another Twitter related post, this time a little closer to home.
Last week, I started following @LitmanLive on Twitter and was delighted to get a private message informing me that I was his 500th follower and he would like to send me something to celebrate.
I was intrigued!
I admit that I had more-or-less forgotten about the incident when on Monday morning a big Waitrose box arrived on my desk with a very chocolatey cake inside [goes without saying that I immediately became the most popular person in the office, at least for the day!].
Michael has written about the episode too and I agree with his sentiments. I started using Twitter just to see what all the fuss (the fuss was relatively quiet back then) was about. Like most, I initially struggled to either the difference to Facebook and/or why the service was apparently so addictive.
However, as I used it more and built up relationships with people, as a networking tool, it has become invaluable. Through Twitter I have formed relationships with more people in a short space of time than through all the networking events I have ever been to! [Granted, I use this mainly as a business tool within a corner of a profession that is very tech, web and social media savvy.]
Michael is doing a bit better than me on the follower-front obviously [congratulations again btw :)] but he too obviously values and appreciates the bonds that he has also formed.