Bloggers praise Twitter and its business uses as they ditch blogging for tweeting
You haven’t heard of Laura Fitton and her company Pistachio Consulting? Me either, until I read blogger Shel Israel’s recent interview with this communications entrepreneur—a former stay-at-home mom who in the last year went from zero to social media hero.
Fitton’s success is the result of Twitter. That’s right; the Web 2.0 application you hear about, maybe try, and then quickly determine is foolish. At least it seems foolish: You communicate with your “followers” worldwide through 140 character bursts.
“I’d seen Twitter, tried it, pooh-poohed it, like anyone does,” Fitton told Israel in an interview posted on his blog Global Neighbourhoods. A blogger she respected later praised Twitter causing Fitton to dive back in.
One year later she has sent 10,000 Tweets (Twitter posts) and amassed 2,500 followers (which is a lot)—many of them executives, journalists and, perhaps most important, potential clients.