My name is Dr. Bolina Twittdina, and I am a Twitteroligist at the Institute of Twittology. For the last couple of months (weeks actually) I have done extensive research on this disease and have come to the conclusion that Twittdiction is very real.
Here are the ten symptoms of Twittdiction:
When you speak with people off of Twitter, you begin to speak with “tw” sounds, i.e. twype, twalk, etc.
When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you do is log onto your twitter account to see how many followers you gained/loss overnight.
You “tweet” things that you would not normally “talk” about.
You constantly sit at your desk reading your twitter page on your computer or device, reading the daily second by second details of the people you follow.
You @reply “celebrities” in the hope they will “tweet” you back.
When you’re in a business meeting and all you can think about is what to “tweet” next.
When you get to work, you check your twitter page before you check work related emails.
You begin to see “twitter” everywhere.
You can’t hear or see the word “tweet” without smiling.
You send “tweets” at inappropriate times, i.e. when you’re in church, during weddings, at a bar with your “real” friends, or while you’re in a hospital visiting sick people.
If you display one or more of these symptoms you have Twittdiction. Currently there is no cure.
You may want to contact your local Twittologist if you are logged on to twitter for more than 4 hours straight, as this could cause headaches, blurry vision, or random tweets.
Thanks and forward this report on. Together we can find a cure.
Thank you for reading. As you know (I hope!) I write for the examiner.com, San Diego, and I am looking for input from my twitter followers (or those interested) for an upcoming article I'm putting together.
Since my articles mostly revolve around erotica, I am looking for the habits of erotica buyers, authors, and publishers, but if anyone wants to chime in, I am excited for you to be apart of this.
Consumers, with the economy the way it is, has this changed the way you purchase your erotica books? Or do you still continue to buy as you've done before?
Authors has the economy changed how your paid now vs before? Are you still able to submit or has this been hindered?
Publishers has the economy changed how you accept work from new authors? Or changed the way you do business?
I'd really appreciate your input!
Now you can leave either your comments here or @reply and I will make sure to get info from Twitter. I will try to include all in the article, but I can't make any promises, as I need this information within the next 3 days. Thanks!
Twitter is this really cool mini blog site that allows me to let people know about my day in 140 characters or less. At least that is what the home page said before I signed up.
But since I am already on myspace and facebook, why should I do another social media platform? I mean what could Twitter do for me?
Well a lot it turns out. I started twittering March 12, 2009. Why? Well I started writing for examiner.com in San Diego (erotica stuff) and one of their big things is viral marketing. Not really familiar with that term as I am not a marketer of anything, I decided to give Twitter a try. I am also an average person with an average job. I’m not a motivational coach, author, celebrity, marketing genius, html code writer, owner of my own company, savvy blogger writer, real estate agent, or anything else that stands out on Twitter.
Twitter for the brand new person, is not fun. Why? Because when I first signed up, there are people for me to follow if I click ok. Well I decided to not follow them and started off with no followers, which I saw right away was a mistake. There are also so many little details that I didn’t get at first, which frustrated me and of course I was not going to ask!
Well through trial and error, I finally figured Twitter out enough to understand that it is an important tool to work with.
First off, following leads to people following you. Weird huh? I thought so too but I can tell you hands down it works. The more people I followed (done manually, by clicking “follow”) the more people jumped on my personal bandwagon (now I did try one of those fun little tools “get 20,000 people in 30 days” well fell flat and kinda sucked)! And that was something I didn’t get right away, because in my thinking, why do I want to read what others have to tweet if they are not in my niche (yeah another thing I found out about. For example, I am a reviewer of erotica, so I started looking for people who would be more willing to read what I posted, like other erotica writers or anyone with the name erotic)?
But that thinking is wrong, because when I finally started following others not in my niche, I was able to learn what re-tweeting was all about (basically copy a tweet you think is cool, put RT in front voila you’ve sent a shout out over the twitterverse), what replies to @nettagyrl means (this one is fun because unlike direct mail which goes to the individual only, this function is to specific person and all your followers can also see the tweet), and why people direct message. I also learned that there are people who are hilarious and willing to show people how much they can get out of Twitter. These are the tools that make Twitter the powerhouse that it is!
From advice to counseling to reading what someone just ate (and yes I am one of those who will tweet almost anything!) to learning what your favorite celebrity is doing, to knowing how you can achieve marketing gold, Twitter allows all of these people to interact in real time who otherwise would never meet.
So I follow almost anyone who follows me. Who I don’t follow are people without a bio or where there location is or any updates. It makes me think that it is probably a spam-bot and those are never fun!
Bottom line, Twitter is here to stay and I am glad I got in when I did. While it is a mini blog about your day, dreams, triumphs, updates, work, fun, it is also a social media powerhouse that is here to stay. And no I didn’t get paid for this darn it! I love to talk; it says so on my Twitter bio!
Any thoughts? Please tell me why you Twitter or why you don’t. Want to follow me? Click here: http://twitter.com/nettagyrl as I randomize about stuff everyday. Thanks!
Hi all. I've been reading and reviewing on examiner.com. Not much time to write my own stuff, but I am excited to say I wrote the most interesting erotic story to date. I am writing it for the fish tank to be reviewed. It is so weird. I basically write in notebooks (which I have so many around, so when the need to write comes upon me, I just write) and I just wrote and wrote until the story evolved. I think it might have the potential to be something cool. And as I write the story, I can see that the things I enjoy in general are definitely coming through in the story. So I am hoping to have a moment to type out the story that is in my head.
Welcome to my little corner of crazy! Basically I have a mind that goes to so many places that I am inspired to write about it. I also started doing giveaways because I like free stuff, don't you? I am super appreciative for you stopping by. It makes me feel like I am sitting at the lunch table with cool kids who blog about stuff.
So check the posts I've written and be amazed at the stuff that I think about. I might even learn you a bit of blogging techniques I find.
Comments are always welcome. I like to see what you think about me. Seriously.