There are those among us who believe that all things Internet are reserved for their private enjoyment, and that nobody, no company, no institution and no individual should be allowed to use anything Internet related for marketing purposes. Clearly, I am not one of those people. Since I actually live in the real world, where […]

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I’ve written about Twitter before. But since then, I have decided that Twitter is quickly becoming one of the most important tools the working photographer can have. It’s important for three reasons… 1. It’s a great place to quickly share your work and your projects 2. It’s a great place to keep tabs on people […]

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Today I’ll answer some of the questions my Twitter audience posed to me on Friday via Twitter. I received dozens and dozens of questions and can’t answer them all, but I picked some that were asked more than once figuring I’d help more people by using those questions as the basis of this post. Let […]

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Last night, TWIPPHOTO was honored along with about 25 other folks who use Twitter at the Shorty Awards. CNN covered the event. Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

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I’ve been on Twitter for about a year now. Twitter.com is a micro-blogging site. Think of it as a blogging platform that allows you to post 140 character (or less) notes about what you’re up to. It is one of the “social media” platforms that has gained great interest lately. There are other sites that you should also investigate in the social media space like Friend Feed and Facebook. But for this post, I’m going to concentrate on Twitter.

You can sign up for a free Twitter account at Twitter.com. I suggest you either use your real name or the name of your photo business. Cute names like “StarwarsGuy#123″ won’t really help you in the future if you decide to make use of Twitter as a marketing tool. The next step is to follow people.

Photographers who want to get the most out of Twitter should initially use it to follow people who they find interesting. You might want to follow the Twitter account of PDN Magazine. It’s a photo magazine that covers the New York photo scene. Their Twitter account name is “@pdnonline” minus the quotes. Simply type in the URL http://twitter.com/pdnonline and click the “Follow” button that appears under their name or icon. That’s all there is to it.

If you want to follow me, do the same thing only use the URL http://www.twitter.com/scottbourne and click FOLLOW. Then you’ll see the stuff I write about my photo career that doesn’t make the blog. I also occasionally just talk about what’s going on around me.

If you don’t like RSS and want to keep up with what comes out on this blog, just follow http://www.twitter.com/twipphoto.

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