Ten years ago this week I posted my first tweet. I was working as the social media director at a public relations agency. I was an “expert” in social media tools like blogs, podcasts, Facebook, YouTube and even MySpace.
But Twitter was something new.
On Sundays I take a break from writing about my journey to be happy, healthy, connected, organized and inspired to write something fun. In today’s #SundayFunday post, I look back to my first months on Twitter.
My first tweet was cringe-worthy, partly because of the grammatical error (I wrote “the Jay’s game” instead of “the Jays game”).
Combing social media blogs while watching the Jay’s game.
— Keith McArthur (@keithmcarthur)
It look me a while to figure out Twitter. Four months after I joined the social network, I included “master Twitter” in a list of my social media new year’s resolutions for 2008.
I tried Twitter several months ago, but didn’t get much out of it. But everybody is still talking about it (everybody, at least, in the social media marketing bubble). Maybe I wasn’t using it right. Used properly, they say, it’s more than a “What am I doing tool” and more of a “What am I thinking” tool with great potential for business networking and personal branding. Jaiku is said to be the better microblogging tool, but Twitter is where the people are, and in this world, the size of the social graph is most of what counts.
I stuck to that resolution and by the end of 2008 I was hooked. Twitter remains my favorite social network today.
What about you? What’s your favorite social network?