This piece was written by Sean Platt for his blog. It is full of great information on how to use twitter and build a community of people which can result in tremendous opportunities for you.
Because attention is so easy to gather on Twitter, and because your follower count can climb with the speed of a soaring stock, you might find yourself falling into the too typical trap of thinking Twitter’s purpose is to gather as much attention as possible. It’s not.
"Attention is great, but it’s only the end result of getting what you’re really after – quality relationships...The best way to get the most from your Twitter conversations is to understand the ecosystem...Twitter isn’t a chat, it’s a never-ending party."
This was adapted from Jan Gordon's curation covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"
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