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Archive for June, 2009
I find that most of my friends and family see Twitter as a tool just to stalk celebrity and basically, that’s lame.
To paraphrase their reaction – “Why do I care what they’re doing? It’s not even them anyway. It’s clearly just their PR people and people who want to be them talking nonsense.”
Well here we go, Twitter are launching verified accounts to prove that people are who they say they are. Doesn’t really solve the question of whether it’s them or their PR people, but these days, celebrities and their PR crew are pretty much the same person I guess.
Last night my mum decided to join Twitter, she was disappointed when she had nobody to follow other than myself, Dave Hughes adn some random guy with her maiden name. I suggested if she wanted to use it, she could use it to follow other dietitians and see if they post anything worth reading. Now the problem – how do we find dietitians on Twitter? Search “dietitian”, somewhat useful but not really. I gave up on her and to be honest I think she will never Tweet again.
Tonight however, I logged on to Twitter and was directed to an article on how to search public relations professionals on Twitter using Google. I assume the same principle could be used for dietitians. So I am currently road testing it.
First, I type in the search box ‘intext:”bio * pr” intext:”location * melbourne” site:twitter.com’, this should find me all people on Twitter who list pr in their Twitter bio and Melbourne as their location. I find two people… perhaps this is not so successful. They are both in to social media however, so may be useful.
Now for my mum. ‘intext:”bio * pr” intext:”location * melbourne” site:twitter.com‘ leads to no results, but removing the location leads to heaps. I wonder if this is worthy or if I’m just wasting time. Probably the latter..