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The Twuth About Twitter

UK radio consultant Paul Chantler, knowing that I Tweet, sent me this terrific video that mocks Twitter.

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  • BigJohnSmall March 28, 2009, 4:29 am

    This is HILARIOUS!!!

    I’m new to Twitter (I had a client ask me to sign up) and I’m still not sure what the hell I’m supposed to do on there!

    I can’t imagine that ANYONE really cares what I’m doing every second of every day. If they DID, I’d have my own TV show.

    Hey…. wait a minute!!! There’s an idea!! A Twitter CHANNEL!! we could randomly follow people around and watch every “tweety” mundane second of their lives!

    I’ll start the bidding at ten million dollars…. Any takers??

  • Callum Jones March 28, 2009, 5:42 am

    Firstly I think this is hilarious, but I also think it is a reminder as a PD and Announcer, is that every time we open the mic, is what we going to say actually of benefit to our audience.

    Does your audience actually care about what you are saying?
    If you ‘have to say something’ how can you best deliver it, without just seeming like you are throwing out statements hoping that someone actually hears it!

  • Thom Mandel March 28, 2009, 9:06 am

    Thanks for the visit to the Twittersphere. OK. Gotta Go now. 10-4 Good Buddy!

  • Jym Dingler March 28, 2009, 9:08 am

    Twitter Truth… Truer words have never been spoken.

  • Douglas de Nance March 28, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Loved the Twitter video. I mean, on line, social networking and no firends, ha!! Wait a minute, I’m online, social networking and… Oh my God!!!

  • Carly Rush March 29, 2009, 7:03 am

    Twitter is actually about a lot more than “What Are You Doing Right Now?”. Some people use it that way, but it can be of a great way to connect to other people, reach out and provide useful, hopefully helpful information. It also gives our listeners a closer glimpse into our lives. Instead of answering the question “What Are You Doing Right Now?”, consider tweeting information other people will find useful, amusing or relevant…

  • Dan O’Day March 29, 2009, 8:10 am

    @ Carly: Oh, I agree. So much so that I’ll be doing a How Your Radio Station Can Use Twitter To Increase Ratings & Revenue teleseminar.

    No firm date yet. First I have to mind map the hundreds of notes I’ve made for it….

  • Kevin March 30, 2009, 6:18 am

    We just signed up with twitter two weeks ago. When I’m on the air I will tweet that the brand new song by X is coming up in a few minutes… or that I will be giving away tickets after the next break.

    We also have had clients wanting to use twitter for promotions… text this key word now for 25% off at Big Store.


  • Anonymous April 21, 2009, 4:29 pm

    I am reading Dan O’Day’s Blog right now…

  • MrSwindall April 26, 2009, 6:14 am

    I work for a local TV station as a reporter… I use Twitter to tell my small, but growing list of followers about stories I’m covering in 140 characters or less to inform and to encourage to watch the nightly news. No “Why do they have two-ply hand towels and one-ply toilet paper?” from me (actual twitter received a number of weeks ago – great video, by the way.