Is Jason Moffatt Right About Twitter?

December 6, 2008

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If any of you are regular readers of the Warrior Forum you will have no doubt seen the video that Jason Moffatt made about Twitter yesterday showing us what his take is on it.  It actually really appealed to me because at the same time, after 5 months, I got back on Twitter and decided to start using it again.

Watch the ‘Jason’ take on it and then let me know what your views are.  It’s caused a lot of mixed feelings on the subject where some feel that he’s right on the mark and others think that he’s way off. 

 

I hate to sit on the fence with this one, but I can see a lot of common sense in both arguments.  To be honest, I have not used it enough to go one way or the other.  It was at the same time yesterday that I saw a lot of people raving about another Warriors Twitter product and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  I got a copy and have to say that the product was well written and a good read. 

Although I wont post all about the product, it does seem like a good way to build up a large following on Twitter but there is a LOT of work to do if you want to build relationships with your followers.  I added a few people that I wanted to follow (internet marketers) because I like to know what they are doing.  Being able to see the personal side of some of the big names in marketing is refreshing and something that I like.  Do I expect those people to follow me just because I added them?  No. 

If I were to ask those people a question would I be offended if they didn’t answer?  No.  I understand how hard it can be to keep up with everyone with your business without Twitter. 

Does Jason come across as a little harsh – sure to some people, but if anyone has been following Jason Moffatt for any amount of time, they will also understand that it’ just his way.  Saying it as it is. 

There is one great thing about Twitter.  You choose to use it or you decide not to and at any time you can follow someone or decide not to – if someone says something you don’t like, stop following them! 

Let me know what you think about Twitter and how you use it.  Social or part of your marketing efforts?  I’m going to follow this one and think about it over the weekend before I commit myself one way or the other.

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7 Responses to “Is Jason Moffatt Right About Twitter?”

  1. Jamma Says:

    For me, I follow people who have something interesting to say. If they stop being interesting I just don’t follow them anymore. I like the way that some marketers let me know about helpful information and some of them just seem to send me links which I hate.

    That said. If I like and trust the marketer then I will take a look.

    Guess I am on the fence here too Kelly 😉

    Jamma

  2. MakingMoneyOnlineEasy Says:

    I have to take my hat off to this guy. He really is funny. I have to agree with him.

    Jist my take on it.

    Brad

  3. Jennifer Clements Says:

    I hate Twitter. End of.

    For the life of me I cannot understand why grown people would spend time telling the world what they are doing. If they are your friends why not call them or instant message. Do we really need such a thing to help us stay in touch?

    Sorry Kelly, I don’t even follow you! Its a waste of time and effort for everyone involved in it. Jen

  4. Joanne Dailey Says:

    Hey Kelly.
    I just watched the video and have to say that this guy Jason moffat comes across as a little obnoxious.so for me I certainly will NOT be following him/
    Jo

  5. Anika Lehde Says:

    Twitter is great if you like it (like me!). Twitter is dumb for those who don’t like (jsut stay away – no need to bash). I once her someone describing all of the ways that IM was a huge distraction to her…so she concluded that IM was distracting in business. My point to her is that it IS distracting, if it distracts you. But is IS NOT distracting if it doesn’t, and you find it a useful tool for communicating quickly (I can’t live w/o it). Why did she assumer her experience was universal? Same goes for Twitter. If you try it for a a couple of weeks and hate it, then leave it be. If you try and love it, then hang out by the fire, as Jason says. (But it is recommended to try something before dismissing it).

  6. Kelly Says:

    Thanks for the comments so far. I got several emails about the post too.

    For the most part people seem to either love it or hate it. Those who love Twitter seem to be on the fence on how it’s used. Some feel it’s fine to use it as a marketing tool as people have the right to either follow or not.

    My main question was asking if Jason Moffatt was right with what he was saying about Twitter and it looks like the majority of people can see both sides of the debate.

    Thanks for answering.

    Kelly

  7. PotPieGirl Says:

    Kelly –

    I was also following this thread in Warrior. Like you, I have to say I am “on the fence” about it. Great points are made for both sides of this discussion, but I’m not comfortable adopting one view point over another.

    I don’t spend a lot of time on Twitter. For one, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day. Secondly, Twitter is a more personal forum of online communication. The thought of someone speaking to me, and me missing it, is enough to deter me from using it actively.

    In all honesty, I just can’t seem to figure out how all these marketers manage to find the time to use all these social marketing tools properly (ie, not just to sell something).

    I’m sure I’m missing something! haha!

    Jennifer
    ~PotPieGirl

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