Hmm, Does this Twitter Thing Really Work…?
For Twitter skeptics:
This morning, social media stud, Kris Krug (@kk on Twitter) Twittered about “Phones for Fearless! Donate your old phones to change lives“.
Just so you know, Kris Krug has about 2,183 people following him (i.e. subscribed to his Twitter messages), others reposting the message, like Tris Hussey (@trishussey) have similar numbers. Some have even more than that(!) and others have significantly less, but may still be in several hundred category. Now there is some overlap – some know the same people – but certainly everyone has many unique people “following”.
So, because I think the picture here tells a better story than my blathering, here you go – just since an hour ago on Twitter. (I searched the term “old phones” in Twitter Search because that seemed to be a commonality to the way people ReTweeted, i.e. re-posted on Twitter). What you’re looking here at is in reverse chronological order ( most recent on top). (The drive is still going, btw – this is just how it looked around 4:30 pm)
(Read more about why to use Twitter on Andy Bailey’s “Why the hell would anyone use twitter anyway and Gillan Shaw’s “TweetupHeatup Twitter flash mob helps the homeless“)