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  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Jeff,

    Mind blowing numbers, really.

    I continue to see people tweeting in far off locations like Laos and Cambodia, during my current trip. As long as people from these nations – with are less developed – keep taking to the twitter-sphere, it still has room to grow.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Ryan

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for your comment Mark. Yes, the numbers for social media are mind blowing. I am continually surprised!

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  • http://andynathan.net Andy Nathan

    That is incredible, considering how many small business owners just completely ignore Twitter as a place to do business. Time to take a second look with a market this large.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks Edward for your comment. No, Twitter will never be a Facebook but used effectively it can be a great marketing tool if you want to target your audience especially globally. I have found it also very good for networking!

    • Edward

      Jeff, agree that Twitter can be a good (not great) marketing tool and good for networking with real people.  I have connected to real people onTwitter which resulted in real live telephone conversations and actual person-to-person social and business engagement.

      In my opinion and because of the lack of user account data quality and the increased pervasiveness of these persistent spam and hacker accounts, Twitter is good at directing traffic from its site to the higher user quality & more user qualified social platforms such as Facebook and Google+ to ensure a richer customer engagement and better social experience.

      • http://socialmarketingfella.com/ Andre Bourque

        They [Twitter] took a step in the right direction with the dashboard redesign, but I agree, something has to be done to measure the relative value of tweets / Twitterers.  Something like Twitter+Klout and a whole slew of functionality that level of authority brings along with it. 

  • Edawrd

    You and me both and most likely the majority of the real users on Twitter are bombarded by these spammers who promote pronography, Follow-Me-Back or buy Followers, and more recently, pervasive hackers who want to take control of your account by sending out messages/DM’s such as “someone is saying nasty things about you” which the uninformed user ends up following the malicious URL and becomes hacked.

    Twitter lacks the quality control of its user account data and the diligence to effectively enforce its own rules.  As an ‘open’ social platform Twitter will continue to attract these ‘undesireables’ which will continue to reduce the marketing effectiveness as a social network.

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