Wednesday, April 1, 2009

do you Twitter?

I know you have probably heard about Twitter and maybe even are posting tweets of you own. For those of you that don't know what Twitter is, it is basically a way for you to post the things that you are doing each day so that those friends, family or colleagues that care can follow things that you do. A "tweet" is a post to Twitter, and these tweets are really just miniature blog posts (limited to 140 characters) and are informal ideas, thoughts, or goings on in peoples lives.

NALS is on Twitter now and you can sign up and follow us by going to We will be using this as a marketing tool to keep those following us up to date with what is going on with NALS. We will be posting reminders for deadlines, sneak peak info on events and meetings, updates to the website and other fun tidbits that we think will be interesting to those that are following us.

Why am I telling you this? Well a lot of people twitter...millions of people twitter...and I am not joking! You too can be a part of this information stream and can set up a twitter for your chapters to use as a way for your members to keep up with what is new and changing. It is as simple as updating your tweets and you can set up most mobile phones so you can update them from anywhere. They are short, sweet and to the point and are a FREE and easy way to keep people updated. And they can become quite fun!

At first I didn't understand the point either but now I check my tweets often and I see how the can be really beneficial to states and chapters if their members are on twitter or are willing to sign up and check so they can see what is going on...all the time!


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