I was recently approached by Connie Cho, Web editor of California Apparel News to give my thoughts on Twitter & how it can benefit the fashion & apparel community in her article Something To Tweet About.
It made me think about how Twitter is a diverse community that welcomes people from all industries and backgrounds: Fashion, Education, Accounting, Coaching, Construction, Parenting, Retail, Body Building- you name it.
These groups are on Twitter and embrace anyone who is willing to open up and join the conversation! There are also numerous Twitter directories that allow you to find others you want to connect to- check out WeFollow, Twellow and TweetFind to name a few.
For those who have been using Twitter, they might have noticed some users are placing hashtags in their updates- you know, those weird key words with a (#) sign in front of them like- #lost, #inaug09, #homeschool- etc. Try finding people in Twitter who share your common interests by doing a search in #hashtags using your keywords or simply go to Twitter Search to connect to Twitter users who are using your keywords in their conversation. There are numerous ways to identify and connect with relevant people in Twitter. It takes time, and a bit of effort- but well worth it in the long run. What other tools do you use to connect to people in your industry?