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Bill Lord is running for Twesident

Still not grasping how Twitter can benefit you? See how the folks at Common Craft explain it in this video.

Not only is Twitter as fun and addicting as other social media sites like Facebook and the Myspace. Twitter has turned into a great way to keep tabs on what your industry and customers are doing. Companies are using Twitter to gain credibility in their industry, increase their audience, and potentially attract new business.

As a Web developer here at Vital Design,I am constantly watching what is bringing our site traffic. Our client base is primarily in a 2-hour radius from Portsmouth, NH, including Boston, Worcester, MA and Maine. After dabbling in social media for a short time, our site’s top four referral traffic sources became Google, Twitter, Linked In, and Facebook. A statistic that speaks for itself as far as I’m concerned. Having the power to send people to your website through your own involvement in social networking sites is big, especially for a regional company like us.

Founded by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Noah Glass, and Biz Stone, Twitter has been steadily picking up steam since it’s release in March 2006. A February 2009 Compete.com blog entry ranks Twitter as the third largest social network, and puts the number of users at roughly 6 million and the number of monthly visitors at 55 million. Twitter grew 752% in 2008, not bad.

I think I’m going to Tweet about this blog… we’ll see what happens, follow me on twitter to find out.

And of course, follow Vital Design on Twitter.

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