The power of Twitter is two-fold: the people and the information. First, you can find and connect with others who share your interests, developing appropriate online relationships with peers. By contributing and “listening,” you can become part of a professional or ministry network. Second, through your newsfeed or by searching for specific #hashtags, you can stay on top of news and trends in any particular interest or industry. This is especially true for niche interests, like Catholic ministry or catechesis!
So the best way for beginners to leverage their Twitter account is in their list of who they are “following.” The most recent tweets of people you follow will show up in your news feed. The more people you follow, and the better their content, the more useful Twitter will be for you. How do you find such folks? (more…)