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Even with all of its bells and whistles, I think free Social Networking with Twitter is still the easiest of all the Social Media sites. Just like all the others, Twitter keeps adding features, but at its most basic, it is simple and quick to use.

I started my first Twitter account a few years ago to test the social marketing waters and see what all the fuss was about. Since then, I have launched several other accounts for various purposes and while I can’t say that any of them have brought any significant amount of sales, the ones I use to promote my home business opportunities have definitely helped to increase my presence within Internet Marketing circles.

My most prominent Twitter accounts are gtbulmer and mypowersite. Whenever I post new blog posts, or articles to the directories, or start new discussion groups in other free social networking sites, I always tweet the links out to my followers on these two Twitter accounts (and sometimes on other accounts). …

Twitter is extremely easy to use. It takes only minutes to sign up for a free account, Free Social Networkingupload a profile picture, write a brief profile description of who you are and what you do, add a website link to the profile, and you are ready to begin tweeting!

Some of the other sites require a lot more time and study to get the profiles set up and your account ready to start posting content. Nothing wrong with that. I’m not complaining. Those social sites serve a valuable purpose too, and you just have to learn how best to use them.

I’m just saying that with Twitter, all you really have to do is set up your profile and begin tweeting.

Some social networking sites are set up so when you are on other pages on the Internet that you want to share with your social circles, you just have to click an icon for that social site, log in and send the message you want posted to that particular social site.

Twitter is set up this way, too. There are very few websites that don’t have the Twitter tweet option available.

When it comes to using Twitter directly, every Internet Marketer has their own ideas or methods of how best to use the service. Some use it strictly for social contact and seldom post anything commercial. Some use it almost exclusively to post links to their business blogs and articles, their affiliate links and other promotional links.

Free Social NetworkingSome marketers apply the “rules of social marketing” where you tweet a fair balance of social tweets, commercial tweets and informative tweets. This is probably best so you don’t get labelled – and ignored – as a promoter, or worse yet, as a spammer.

Some marketers tweet maybe once or twice a day, or a few times a week. Some tweet regularly throughout the day.

If your preference is to tweet often, it is recommended that you at least space them out so they don’t bunch up in your followers’ timelines. That sort of thing just doesn’t go over very well. Even if the information you post is valuable, it just comes across as annoying.

There are a lot of great social sites out there and every smart marketer makes use of some of them. My opinion still remains that for basic service and convenience, free social networking with Twitter is an ideal choice. Follow me on gtbulmer and mypowersite. A little birdie tells me I’ll follow you, too!

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