By Nick Geisinger, Communications Director
The editor of PCMag.com argues that Twitter is less of a social network, and more like “the New CNN”:
“On Facebook, we have to friend each other to really engage. On Twitter, people will follow you if you’re interesting and they get something out of it, even if you never follow them back.”
Of course, many folks do interact socially on Twitter, but I agree that it’s useful to think of Twitter as a news site and of yourself as a reporter.
As a grantmaker, you fund things, do things, and learn things. If you tweet the highlights, people who are interested in what you do can benefit.
Name 10 experts in your field that you respect and admire. Would you like to know what they’re thinking about today? Follow them (i.e., subscribe to them) on Twitter. Voila: today’s news, written by experts, relevant to you.
Maybe that’s not news to anyone reading this. But as the communications guy for a grantmaker association, I can say that there are certain grantmakers that I know a lot about, and other grantmakers that I know very little about.
So… anyone care to tweet?
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