Twitter Talk is Tweet

Twitter talk is tweet and is quickly becoming common for many of us boomer bloggers. As many of us venture into the Tweet Land we find that we are hearing words and phases that are foreign to our ears. I am trying to take a crash course so as I learn I will start sharing more with you.

Yes, that means a new category just for Twitter. So, hold on, although I am will be moving slow, as I start this series on Twitter Talk. Yes, boomers we can hang with the best of them!

7 Twitter Tools For WordPress PLUS FREE Teleseminar

Here are 7 Twitter tools for WordPress shared by Earnblogger. Also, combine this information with a FREE ACTION guide and teleseminar given by Social Marketing Expert Cathy Perkins.

Now, I realize this is a very busy post. You have already jumped from one blog to another. Now, I am going to let you know that If you liked Cathy’s information imagine how an extensive course on Social Networking would rock your boat. Visit her course information right here.

Social Bookmarking vs Social Networking

Social bookmarking is different from social networking. I got a really clear explanation of this recently. Yet, I have subscribed to many sites that belong in both categories and did not have a full grasp of the difference between the two of them.

Ok, this is my explanation:

Both are part of Web 2.0. However, social bookmarking is like choosing things to go into your favorites to go to later. Except there is a wide internet world that can see the sites you have chosen.

Whereas, social networking is like visiting sites you want to hang out in and play, visit, learn and share information with others in the world wide web who have silmilar interests.

An example of a social networking site is Twitter An example of a social bookmarking site is Delicious.

Also, see and enjoy an earlier post on Twitter. 

Here is a great, easy to understand video from Common Craft on Social Bookmarking.

A Squidoo and Twitter a Real Social Bond

Squidoo and Twitter are bonded together with bloggers both expert and evolving. I was on Squidoo and came across this content filled post on Twitter. There is an excellent discussion on how the two work together. In addition this is, so far, one of the most detailed descriptions of Twitter.

Pay particular attention to TWITTER TOOLS that you will find several paragraphs into the document. I must honestly say this post in combination with my interview with Myrna is very inviting. So here is the post and hope you enjoy. Just Click Here.

Social Networks-Scribd

Scribd is new, now and not to be passed by! This is the information directly from the site.

What is Scribd? Scribd is a free, web-based, document sharing community and self-publishing platform that enables anyone to easily publish, distribute, share, and discover documents of all kinds. E-books, presentations, essays, academic papers, newsletters, photo albums, school work, and sheet music are just a few of the different kinds of documents you can publish and share on Scribd.

What are some of the features?

  • Upload documents in many different formats, including Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, plain text, HTML, PowerPoint, Excel, OpenOffice, JPEG, and more!
  • Embed your documents in a blog, Facebook profile, or other external website with your fonts, images, and formatting fully intact
  • Host a document at Scribd with its own unique URL
  • Unlimited storage – upload as many documents as you like
  • Your choice of one of four uploaders that best suits your needs
  • Fast indexing by Google and other major search engines will ensure that your content is easily found by just about everyone!
  • Keep certain documents private or share with a limited number of friends
  • Automatically convert published content into PDF, Word, and plain text
  • Analyze your viewers by location, Google referral, and more
  • Find documents similar to yours
  • Receive feedback and comments from Scribd’s community
  • Retain full document copyright or make your documents available under Creative Commons licenses
  • Create a profile and make new friends and fans
  • Explore the hundreds of thousands of documents that have already been uploaded by Scribd’s community – browse by category and tags, use our full-text search tool, or just browse by what’s popular – it’s up to you!

How much does it cost?

Right now it is FREE. So go over it will take you all of 2 minutes to set up an account. You can also develop a private group to share documents. It has a lot of potential for exciting things. And yes, they also have a blog.

Social Networks-IMEDIX

Social network and health research are merged with the launch of Imedix. This social network site is easy to use and aimed at providing answers to health questions from people. This site is easy to sign up with. Although they have an option for your birth date it is not a required field.

Now , please note that you can also upload your real picture or an avatar. Yet it was quite surprising to see how many people have the face book influence and post their real pictures. Things are really changing online.

Members have a choice with tags that say:

  • talk to me
  •  I’m interested
  •  learning more
  • Happy to share my experience
  • Please share your wisdom with me
  • I’m all ears

You do not need to be a member to search for a health related topic. The responses are results of internet searches as well as an option to ask for someone to respond to your inquiry and chat online. How much do you share of your private info? I don’t know and that could be a concern. However, I tend to think that when you want to get answers for medical issues related to yourself or family members most of your caution goes out of the window.

I recall years ago enrolling in a group that was related to a surgical procedure I was scheduled to have. It was great! Wonderful people, and I got super help. Yet, when I googled my name later that group was the first to pop up for years.

This site is in Beta which means it is still new and working out the bugs. But I must say it looks just great and is, I truly believe, going to and is , helping a lot of people. In this age of reduced focus on prevention reduced time in patient education I applaud a site like this. It is not focused on fun and friends but a way to help us to enjoy fun and friends a while longer.

It is my hope that more and more agencies will begin to use social networking as a means of delivering essential health information to people in a venue that will work for a diverse population. I want this site to work!


Twitter-Insights from Wikipedia

I thought it would be interesting to check out what Wikipedia had to say about Twitter. So, you can check it out right here.

I did not know the entire site is run on a software system called Ruby on Rails – Heavy brains are behind it. (Don’t feel bad if you if you never heard of the program but isn’t the name great?) If you ever have a need or desire to learn it do it online at Baby Boomer Software Training.

I would love to hear experiences from others. Does it really increase traffic back to your blogs?