Hitting the Wall – TwitWall

| November 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s amazing. There seems to be a whole other world going on behind my computer screen and I chose not to be a part of it. Well, two days ago I stepped into that world and my life hasn’t been the same. I’m talking about the world of Twitter.

Twitter World

Check out my past couple of posts on my transition into the Twitter world. Now that I’ve discovered it, I’m finding there are a whole slew of ancillary sites, tools and downloads to help support/perpetuate the Twitter habit. The feature Du Jour is TwitWall.

TwitWall comes in handy for the occasional verbose tweet. You know, the tweet that takes more than the allotted 140 characters? When you have too much to say and your Twitter window character notification is displaying red negative numbers, it’s time to to take it to the wall, the TwitWall.

Each Twitter account has a TwitWall. I found out quite by accident about this wall as I was reading someone’s tweet. The link brought me to the wall. I was so intrigued that I did a quick Google search on TwitWall to find out more about it.

Creating My Own TwitWall

So, just for grins, I decided to play with the TwitWall. I apologize to all of my followers for the resulting tweet. I didn’t realize that TwitWall went live immediately. I guess now that I think of it, it only makes sense. It is, after all, a sister to Twitter (DUH).

I took one of my defunct web pages and decided to TwitWall it. It was my original landing page for Maria O’Brien’s book Discover How to Increase Your Online Passive Income. She has since created a much better landing page so my initial creation is sitting in cyberspace lonely and unviewed. So, I figured, what’s the harm of trying out No Job for Mom TwitWallthe TwitWall with the old landing page.

I copied and pasted the code onto the TwitWall and lo and behold, I ‘tweeted’ it to my followers the minute I clicked ‘Update.’ Whoa! No margin or room for error.

After doing a little more research, I found that TwitWall allows you to put AdSense code on it, so of course I went back to the same page and edited it by placing a small line of AdSense code. Imagine my surprise when it worked.

Uses for TwitWall

The TwitWall seems to be a nice add on to the Twitter account, but I’m not sure how often I’ll use it. It’s nice to have, but if you already have a blog, why not place your additional information on the blog and link to it rather than placing it on the TwitWall.

I’m sure there are reasons for the TwitWall. After all, Google indexes it and you can create a few more backlinks to your sites and your articles. I guess I can’t hurt.

As I dig deeper and deeper into the world of Twitter, I guess I’ll find more treasures and more reasons to use the TwitWall. In the meanwhile, I’m still getting used to the Twitter features and am trying to figure out how best to use it.

Back to the Real World

Gotta run, my son made it into the All Star game and we have to go, sit in the freezing cold to cheer him on! Nothing beats the thrill of motherhood in frigid temperatures!

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Category: eHow, Internet, Social Networking, Twitter

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Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

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