I’m not entirely sure what has happened in the last month or so, but it seems like Twitter has exploded onto the scene, attracting the attention of not only regular Joe users, but also some of the top bloggers on the ‘net. It’s not like the service is new — Twitter has been around since 2006 — but it has certainly risen in popularity these past couple of weeks. You can even follow me on Twitter. One of the key advantages to following me on Twitter is that you may get some free link love, as evidenced by this post, for example.
Twitter is the hot topic of the day, so let’s see what’s up in the blogosphere (and in the tweet-o-sphere) this week.
Mubin Ahmed was the first person to respond to my tweet asking for Twitter-related blog posts. Mubin is giving away a surprise gift to everyone who follows him on Twitter. I had a brief chat with him on Twitter and it turns out that the free gift is an e-book valued at $25! Not bad for just clicking on the “follow” button.
Darren Barefoot, despite feeling that Twitter is an ego distillery, is sticking around and tweeting with the rest of us. Even so, he’s decided to trim the fat and only follow people who he knows personally. Do you think Darren is missing out by only following a few select people?
Michael Martine of Remarkablogger got a guest post the other day from AJ Vaynerchuk discussing the eight mistakes bloggers make while using Twitter. The official purpose of Twitter might be to proclaim what you are doing at any given moment, but it is actually very effective as a marketing tool too. Many bloggers pay limited attention to this aspect.
AJ Vaynerchuk kept his Twitter-related guest posts going over at Shoemoney‘s blog, this time comparing the relative Google rankings for the Twitter and Facebook profiles of notable online personalities. As it turns out, Twitter wins almost every time. Could this be pointing toward the slow and painful death of Facebook?
Super Affiliate Zac Johnson is always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to make money online. Although most people assume that you can’t make any money directly from tweeting, Zac begs to differ. He has discovered the gaming of Twitter. Yes, you can sell Twitter accounts for cold, hard cash.
If you want to be featured in a future edition of What’s Up Wednesdays, it’s probably in your best interest to follow me on Twitter. Heck, you might even learn a thing or two along the way. I wonder how long it will take before my Twitter follower count catches up with the number of RSS subscribers…