Book Review - Everything Twitter from Novice to Expert

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fully titled Everything twitter - From Novice To Expert: The Unofficial Guide to Everything Twitter - THE BLUE BOOK. This book by Monica Jones and Steve Soho has a lot of great info for those who want to learn the ins and outs of Twitter. If you are new to Twitter and can't quite figure out how it all works then this is the book for you. If you have a Twitter account but can not figure out how to get people to follow you, then this is the book for you. If you want to read lots of informative and interesting tweets but can not figure out who to follow to find them, then this is the book for you.

I have been on twitter for a few months now and I use it quite often though I would hardly call myself an expert, I think I am securely in the middle which is probably where most people who already have a twitter account are right now. This book starts right at the beginning teaching you how to setup your Twitter account and moves on into how and why to keep your tweets public and the different apps to tweet from. At times it felt a little elementary my dear Watson. That being said I did get a few tips and pointers from Everything Twitter like who is most likely to follow me back and recommendations for cool Twitter tools that might be useful for me.

As I see it there is only one thing wrong with this book and that is the fact that it is a book. What do I mean? Well, those lists of people most likely to follow me back I mentioned earlier are already out of date. There are also lists of accounts with the most followers and other time sensitive lists. A resource like this is very helpful but I can't help wondering if in this age of fast paced micro-blogging especially when the topic of the book is the most used service for just those things that this information would be better served on a website of it's own. Where the information could be updated as it changed or certainly more often than a traditional paper book or even Kindle ebook would allow.

Currently "Reading":

Magazine - Good Housekeeping - the one with the Jonahs Brothers on the cover
Book - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Audio - Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist

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