The One Reason Why I Love Twitter

There is a lot to like about Twitter with its simplicity and efficiency and part of its attraction is that it doesn’t over complicate things (it leaves that to the third party applications).Why I Love Twitter

Twitter is a very efficient way way of communicating  and it is instant and compact at 140 characters. You can communicate publicly with @ mentions and you can do it privately with a DM message (Direct Messages).

It is great for making initial contact and then arranging a meeting or for exchanging emails. It provides real time news and search that meets the ever growing demand for instant information rather than old cached data from Google’s archives in its data centers.

Why Google Loves Twitter

Google realized this growing importance of real time versus archived data last year and struck an agreement with Twitter to take a direct connection to its fire hose of tweets via it’s API (Application Interface) and added a new feature on its search engine called “Real Time” search. Google likes Twitter because it is has provided another means for the search giant to continue to be relevant to the real time social web.

Why Mass Media Loves Twitter

The mass media really like Twitter because it can pick up “blooper” Tweets from famous people that creates paper selling headlines and drives eyeballs to their online properties and TV shows and news.

But why do I love Twitter?..  When I really think about that question, my answer is the power and capability to drive traffic to my blog instantly in real time. That is why I like Twitter. Don’t get me wrong I still like it’s many other charms but the truth is that it does this better than any other digital asset I have!!

I looked at the top referrers to my blog the other day and Twitter comes out top  by a country mile. To find out more watch this video.

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This interview was conducted by a good Twitter friend of mine Adam Franklin from Blue Wire Media.

Image by [F]oxymoron


  • Madeline

    Twitter rocks! It still beats facebook hands down and is a great way to communicate with others. Great post, Jeff!

  • Michele Price

    Jeff I agree, we both love twitter and use it differently, still hitting out marketing objectives. It is so versatile and effective.

  • Mrsjturner

    Would you still tweet if you didn’t have a blog?

    • Jeff Bullas

      Thanks for the question. Twitter is still great to watch what’s going on in your industry and to engage with people but it is much more powerful if it points to a blog or even a Facebook page where you can take the conversation past the 140 characters.

  • Vicky

    I couldn’t agree more. I have recently started blogging, and my visitor count would be pathetic without Twitter. I can’t think of a better way to spread the word about my blog.
    Celebrating the Great British Coastline

  • Shelley

    Very thorough and thoughtful summary of Twitter. Good job Jeff! I wish I had watched this, when I had just started out with Twitter. 

  • Diana Febrihatin

    my comment would probably annoy you, sorry. But I just wanna say, one reason why I love twitter is that Jeff always comes up with his inspiring tweets which are linked to his blog as well. Thanks for the insights Jeff!

  • Anton Koekemoer

    Great post and have to agree…I love Twitter as well. Nothing beats real time communication and search.

  • Janet Fouts

    More than 40% of the traffic to my blog comes from Twitter, it’s far and away the best traffic driver of all the networks.

  • Stephanie Robbins

    I love Twitter and generate a lot of traffic but I have to say I get more online sales from Facebook. A combination of both tools is ideal for me…along with a few others :)

  • bethmwood

    Agreed! Although I’ve recently been seeing a high volume of visits from reddit, as well. My love for Twitter has one caveat… customer service is terrible with a capital AWFUL! Okay, okay, this is not the place to digress, but it has had an effect on the amount of love I feel lately!

  • viaseating

    I love it because it is “real time” no matter what it drives traffic to. Information that can be sent and immediately be seen by someone else just by following a link, is awesome.