Here’s something interesting that came across our desk today.
For all the chatter about Twitter of late, there are still plenty of people who aren’t convinced that it is a useful business tool. Then there is the outright suggestion that it is largely the domain of idle, tech-savvy narcissists. (Amazing, really, that teens don’t tweet).
However, we have already posted about one great example of how Twitter has been used to accomplished something significant in the real world. And now here’s another one that’s pretty cool.
A bunch of small business owners on the Central Coast recently formed a connection on Twitter, sharing experiences, advice and business tips. So they decided to meet (known in twitter circles as a “tweetup“). Since meeting, the group has grown into a fully-fledged organisation – the Central Coast Small Business Network, or CCBiz – and it is officially launching on 27 August. Great initiative, people.
It just goes to illustrate that Twitter, like the internet itself, is just a tool. It’s how you use it that counts.