Twitter – The powerful social networking tool – Are you following me?

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Are you following me on Twitter? If you have not tried Twitter, you are missing some great opportunities to communicate with your potential readers or even with some high profile bloggers such as Darren from ProBlogger.net and Maki from DoshDosh.com and many other great talented bloggers. I can’t list them all. So Darren has been very active on the Twitter. You can follow Darren here and Maki here.

Darren was very kind of asking his follower to send him their best blog post with the eye catching title. I have one of mine list on ProBlogger too. You can see the one in Red.

I actually was on Twitter for a long long time, but I was not very active until recently following few big bloggers. Why is Twitter important to me now? Are you tired of been stumbling so many web site and still not find something you really want to read? Are you tired of searching on Google and social bookmarking sites? I have good reasons that you should use Twitter.

Before I get into the points, I have to say that if you are not using Twitter properly, you may be wasting your time chatting. It’s a great tool, but it’s also a tool to waste your valuable time. In most of the cases, I am following the conversation and listening to what people are saying.

My reason to use Twitter:

  1. High profile blogges always post the must read posts on Twitter. So you don’t have to find them yourself.
  2. You can use twitterFeed to send your newest post to your follower.
  3. You get to see some inside conversation between high profile bloggers.
  4. I can meet with different people from all over the world. Some of them are very rich and famous. :-)

I am going to go through the following 116 twitter and follow them. Are you following me too?

So here are the 116 submissions (where people submitted more than one I’ve only included the first) that I received from my Twitter followers. Surf them – link up to those you connect with and if you’re on Twitter follow as many of this great bunch of bloggers as you can!

  1. Twit from PHP with cURL by @tosoAplos
  2. Phase One: In which we rickroll a desk – by @CleverUserName
  3. Stu Talk #1 – Practical Community Identity by @theunguru
  4. Being (Online) Social by @radix33
  5. Dude Broke His Foot by @dwendland
  6. Vintage Slug Advertising by @neonbubble
  7. A Salty Chocolate Bar by @wildhoney
  8. Save the Developers! Upgrade Your Browser by @idesignstudios
  9. Creating Stop Signs for Site Traffic – by @jasonboom
  10. Terms of Use – Are they Pointless by @aflusche
  11. 4 Ways to Kick Your Blog in the Butt by @GrantGriffiths
  12. Meeting God at Wells by @pastorshawna
  13. Are you ready to take off or to land? Be the pilot of your business plane! by @terencechang
  14. The Importance of a Day Off by @10kthings
  15. St. Palm Patrick’s Sunday by @coffeesister
  16. Change the Rules, Then Cross the Street by @jacobm
  17. 10 diet friendly snacks that satisfy your need for sweet by @afexion
  18. How Do You Facebook? by@davidgiesberg
  19. If You Do Not Comment On This Post You Fail At Life by @UniKid
  20. Getting people to read your blog i.e. Linkbait by @nickclarson
  21. Real commitment or lipstick on a pig? by @trib
  22. Do You Have Secret Business Syndrome? by @bigbrightbulb
  23. Hate Destroys the Hater by @jnbammer
  24. 17 Habits of Highly Popular Bloggers by @skinner
  25. Terrorism – Why aren’t you afraid yet? by @koreyk
  26. Winos have smaller brainos by @deege
  27. Colorful Cardamom Roasted Cauliflower by @Sundaydinner
  28. And oh, BY THE WAY… by @ericablonde
  29. Start Spreading the News, I’m Leaving in May by @rhyswynne
  30. You are not where you think you are! by @gCaptain
  31. Taking Criticism: Are You A Dinosaur by @SHurleyHall
  32. Oops, I did it again: bubbles, balls and burn-out by @jonathanfields
  33. Fuel Cell Cars :: ride into the future by @cdhinton
  34. Go Go Gadget Ads by Doubleohd
  35. Right Off! by @GoonSquadSarah
  36. Beyond Blogs: The Conversation Has Moved Into The Flow by @stoweboyd
  37. How We Got A $1608 Cash Back Rebate Check by @bargainr
  38. Adobe Photoshop Express & The Mindless Photo Rights Grab by @jimgoldstein
  39. Stallion Battalion by @splitbrain
  40. Last Meal In Singapore by @texasag90
  41. #176 Nahin Saab, Kuch Nahin Bachta… by @dybydx
  42. No Hype But Some People Should Probably Read This by @AndyBeard
  43. Wallet Mouth? How You Spend Speaks To How You Want To Be Seen by @SCartierLiebel
  44. adopt/adapt/apply by @dydimustk
  45. Holding Hands is CHILD ABUSE! by @thepsychoexwife
  46. Hard Lessons for Entrepreneurs by @sbpalding
  47. Take great photos with a point and shoot! by @sduffyphotos
  48. 13 Ways to Move Big Files on the Web by @charpolanosky
  49. Why Not Be A Tiny Cocktail Sausage? by @anneplamore
  50. Don’t Drive Angry: Stepping Back from a Failed Internet Marketing Campaign by @portentint
  51. Jamaican Me Crazy! by @theblanchard
  52. Wardrobe Essentials For College Girls by @collegefashion
  53. Online Storage – MediaMax’s High Tech Extortion by @MadLid
  54. Apple Is a Mean, Hot, Devil-Woman by @MattJMcD
  55. London breaks with theatre show and hotel by @aroberts
  56. 60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES! by @auer1816
  57. The 007 Twister by @OldManMusings
  58. Ahhh… Umbria by @soultravelers3
  59. Why New Tech Doesn’t Need SEO by @brianlburns
  60. 1 marshmallow or 2? A study on the benefits of delayed gratification by @glbguy
  61. He was the best of candidates, he was the worst of candidates… by @sorenj
  62. First Draft Mantra: Make It Crappy by @QRW
  63. Holy Cow! Beatle Bob Is In Blender! by @patrikd88
  64. Get Your Sleep Or You Will Be Fat & Sick by @myrnaweinreich
  65. 7 Mountain Biking Confidence Killers by @UltraRob
  66. When The Rich Wage War, It’s The Poor Who Die by @TwisterMC
  67. 40 Things to Do with Your Old Socks by @DebNG
  68. Me and My Cash Flow Problem by @MMarquit
  69. Seven Wonders of the Fashion World by @jaybol
  70. Hit Me! SolidWorks and “21″ The Movie by @solidsmack
  71. Jason Calacanis – Just the Opinion of a Simple Kansas Girl by @hawksdomain
  72. UK Circuit RIder 4.0 Round up by @LittleLaura
  73. Police 2.0 – To Protect and to Twitter! by @carterfsmith
  74. Weight Loss Success: Core Commitment and Support Podcast by @queenofkaos
  75. Understanding The Visitor’s Psychology: Becoming One With The Reader by @tibipuiu
  76. Audrina Patridge Explains Why She Accidentally Took Naked Pics by @SheaJ12
  77. My Funniest Frugal Fix by @Lynnae
  78. Ten CD/Book Release Party Don’ts by @deegospel
  79. Tweet me on TWITTER, Tweety! by @RhodesTer
  80. Never Underestimate Commenting by @whojaybe
  81. Registration walls and user exodus water falls (or, how do you get people to comment on your stuff?) by @ebrage
  82. Conscious Breathing-More Than A Health Benefit by @myrnaweinreich
  83. Sony DIME Press Event – Foam City, Miami by @hawridger
  84. You Can Always Monetize Web Traffic by @FeedbackSecrets
  85. How To Install DOMtabs on WordPress by @problogdesign
  86. The Joys of Scaremongering by @OwenC
  87. When Good Friday is just okay by @jakebouma
  88. Broadband Speed Test: How To Estimate Your Real ADSL Speed by @ikaronet
  89. TheJetsBlog.com & SportsNet New York Agree to Partnership by @thejetsblog
  90. Enemies Are Important: Branding Your Website With the Right Villains by @doshdosh
  91. Gangsta Rapper = Future Good Husband? by @AGoodHusband
  92. I should stop reading and start doing! by @infektia
  93. Hard times in Al-Andalus by @azizhp
  94. There Is No Future In This Architecture by @schmutzie
  95. 6 Tips For Better About Pages by @jamieharrop
  96. You Gotta Have Friends by @Teeg
  97. Don’t Tell Your Friends You Make Money, but Tell Your Friends by @ianternet
  98. Where Karl Does His First Video Post Naked by @karlerikson
  99. 50 Uses for Plastic Easter Eggs by @Raesmom
  100. Is Your Ann Arbor home Stinkey? by @missycaulk
  101. Apple, La La, and Goat by @stshores24
  102. Happy St. Patricks Day! by @Sorka
  103. Please Don’t SPAM My RSS Reader by @chrisblackwell
  104. Accredited Home Lenders – the kid that touched the stove again by @morganb
  105. The Great Manic Depressive: The Markets by @RhodyTrader
  106. Engadget leads World Top 100 Blogs by @digitalfilipino
  107. 30 Fonts that all designers must own by @justcreative
  108. Classic Mod Daylight for Sale by @Remiss63
  109. Cancer Fatigue: It Feels Like Death by @susanreynolds
  110. How Twitter Helped Me Meet My Deadline by @amypalko
  111. How To Recruit a Small Army by @chrisguillebeau
  112. Instant Head Relief by @lordlikely
  113. 5 Keyword Research Tips to Finding the Questions Your Readers Want Answered by @MartyJ
  114. What The Heck Are Emoodicons? by @johntunger
  115. Lessons learned from a stand up comedian by @JoshAnstey
  116. Beer And Milk = Bilk by @Neil_Duckett
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  1. Terence Chang says

    @Rudy:

    What about Lee’s Sandwich? Do you own the store? I have one near my house here in Phoenix. ;-)

  2. says

    I don’t own the store, but they have good ice coffee. It was related to the Direct Message on Twitter you sent me a while back about McDonald’s ice coffee. I would say Lee’s better.

  3. Terence Chang says

    @Rudy:

    That explained well. I was wondering what Lee has anything to do with my post. HA! I will give Lee’s ice coffee a try. ;-) thanks!

    @Andrew:

    Thank you for stopping by. I can add one more lawyer on my people list. ;-) I will make sure that I follow you as well. Just add many people today.

  4. says

    Well to be honest I just joined few days ago and I see the difference. I also posted my feeds on twitter and that makes a whole lot easier.

    Thing is that twitter is fast :) and you really have to have catchy title in order to receive better traffic.

  5. Terence Chang says

    @Make Money Online with blog:

    You are right. Twitter is fast, especially when you have so many follower. I don’t have a log of followers, but over 25% of the follower click on the links, if my post title is a little spicy. ;-) Thank you for visiting.

  6. says

    I have to admit I have not joined the crowd and jumped on the Twitter bandwagon. I just saw it as a way for Suzie housewife to post what she was doing as any given moment. But there are some big names in blogging on here, and it might be fun to socialize with them.

  7. says

    Hey there Terence, thanks for the link. It’s amazing how quickly you can connect with people on Twitter you otherwise would not be able to. I mean a quick note to Scoble or Darren! hello! get on Twitter!

  8. says

    Sounds good! I just followed you on Twitter. I think Twitter is a great way to connect with people on the internet, namely bloggers that might be more experienced than you, and can really help with networking. Thanks for the tips :)

  9. Terence Chang says

    @New Zealand Tourism:

    In most of cases, I am listening. I do follow some great bloggers. Some of them are actually very high profile business owners or speakers in the IT industry. It was nice to have them follow me back.

    @Josh:

    You are welcome. Yeah. I was surprised that Darren actually response back to me on some question I have.
    @Jim:

    Thank you! Twitter gives me a chance to learn new ideas and read new blog post without searching for it. People post their best post everyday. I just need to screen them and read the one I am interested in. It also give me a chance to see which twitter I will remove from my list. Many of them seem to be very nice on their blog, but they start swear or f words on other twitters. I will just remove them and unsubscribe their RSS FEED forever.

    For those who are using Twitter, make sure you don’t say something stupid. There are people following you, but do not want to read your garbage conversation.

  10. says

    Hi Terence. I just followed you in Twitter. I also use the service as a means to discover what’s new and maybe worth blogging or writing about. I’m #106 in the list. Thanks for the link love!

  11. Terence Chang says

    @Janette Toral:

    Thank you for stopping by. I have had so much fun on Twitter. I always get the up-to-date news from other twitters, so I don’t have to look for it. It actually reduce the time I spent on finding interesting news to read.

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