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Facebook Twitter Marketing and a Friend

A few days ago, I think it was on sunday, I was outside somewhere with my family. The sun was shining, it was rather cold, but the sun was shining. We were all gathered at a cabin in the woods, along with probably more than one hundred people. We were all there on a mission, we were looking for santa (santa claus to be correct).

That’s the guy with all the candy, at least that’s what my kids think, well, until Christmas and they find out that he left them all sorts of cool presents. Then he is the guy with the presents.

Anyway, I was standing there, cold and alone, along with a hundred people looking at santa sharing his candy with the kids.

Then, a guy comes up to me, a guy I hardly recognized. But I know now that I went to High School with him. He came up to me and asked me a question he wanted to ask me for a long time. He said that he just had to ask me one thing, something that’s been on his mind for a long time and something that he told himself to ask me the next time he met me.

Today was the day.

The question was rather interesting and somewhat amusing. He was wondering what Twittering was and why it always said that I was twittering in my Facebook profile. He had never heard about Twitter and Twittering before, and he thought that I had made it all up, and that I was just being funny or that it was some sort of computer jargon that he didn’t quite understand. Or like he said, are you telling me that you are doing what the birds are doing (but he really didn’t understand)?

I told him about Twitter and that you can update your facebook status by using an application that sort of syncronizes your Twitter status with your Facebook status. He left without saying goodbye, about 10 seconds later.

I am not telling you this because it’s an experience of old friendship or a cold december day with my family and santa. It’s more a way of telling you that I think using Facebook status updates might be very useful if you want to be marketing yourself, your business or what you are up to. If you manage to be different, your Facebook friends will notice it and they will tell you about it and they will ask you questions.

This guy that I met in the woods, he is not the first one. I have talked to a lot of people who have been asking me all sorts of questions, regarding stuff I have posted only as a Facebook status update.

Now it’s your turn. Be different, let them notice you.

3 responses to “Facebook Twitter Marketing and a Friend”

  1. Tim says:

    Yeah Forbes does the same to me. They gave me so many issues free way back when, and then now they think it’s a great deal for me to have to pay? I don’t want a free bag for subscribing!

  2. Jens says:

    It would be interesting to see if this kind of marketing for magazines actually works.

    Well, I guess that big companies like Time and Forbes probably know what they are doing.

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