I was chatting (electronically) with a virtual business buddy about the value of Twitter. I admitted that I think Twitter is a fantastic tool for public agencies needing to keep citizens informed. I also like it as a tool for seasonal businesses, like camps, wishing to stay in touch with campers, staff and parents. But, my use of Twitter is boooooring. If you must, you can see what I mean for yourself. Don't all rush at once!
If you're unfamiliar with microblogging sites like Twitter, think of it as a walkie talkie in which anyone who wants can tune into your "frequency." Twitter post's or Tweets very short -- no more than 140 characters) and offer the opportunity for quick updates. As a camp you might look to Twitter as a great tool to keep campers, staff and parents abreast of facility improvements, real-time registration information, changes in staff and even newsworthy weather that might be impacting camp.
Here's an excerpt from the article
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