Do you use Twitter? I know that I was weary of using it myself when it first popped up as the next big social media tool post Facebook craze of 2009. I felt like it was just one more thing to have to keep track of- and to be quite honest, it seemed to only magnify the narcism of the status update by virtue of the fact that Twitter functions in real time and requires you to create glib 140 character messages. People could tweet their inanity to their hearts content.
Yes- this was my initial jaded perspective on Twitter, but through learning more about it, I began to change my mind.
Twitter takes social media to a much larger scale than Facebook. It gives it’s users the ability to act as participants rather than solely as observers in a real-time networked community that extends far beyond your circle of friends. Twitter allows for people to send and receive messages with an unlimited and multifarious community.
The most revealing moment of Twitter’s potency as a medium for relaying messages was during the Iranian election protests last year. Twitter was the simplest, uncensored means by which citizens were able to connect with the international community and news media about what was going on in their country.
So after learning that tweeting isn’t as superficial as I thought, I’ve grown fonder of it’s use. I can’t claim to be on it all the time- but given the kind of pop-up specials we’ve implemented here at Spruce Body Lab on our Twitter page, I think it might be worth my while to see what the businesses I admire are tweeting to their loyal clientele.
So- if you’re keen to get in on our latest Special Spa Deals- make sure to follow us on Twitter- as they are not to be missed. (Last week, we offered 50% off of Customized Spruce Facials for clients who booked in on September 10th.)
Tell me what you think of Twitter? Have you found good deals or interesting information via Twitter?