10 Ways Businesses Use Twitter / 5 Essential Twitter Apps

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Find out how to use Twitter to streamline your business and improve your bottom line including a list of the essential third party twitter apps you need to succeed.

1. use twitter to directly connect with customers

you can use twitter search to look for your industry keywords and connect to people in real-time as they ask about products, prices, etc.

2. use twitter as intranet communication for your employees

so they can keep up with each other throughout the day. much easier than texting, emails or phone calls. Updates could be set to private for security reasons.

3. use twitter for customer service

many companies are letting their customers contact via twitter for questions and help.

4. use twitter for updates and announcements

much quicker and more informal than an email newsletter. Have your customers follow you to see you product/website updates and announcements.

Customers can subscribe via mobile or RSS for instant notification.

5. use twitter to exponentially spread the word

if all of your employees have there own twitter accounts with their own set of followers you can use them to spread the word about a new blog post, a new product, a new company video, etc. Their friends tell more friends who tell their friends and so on.

6. follow your competitor’s twitter accounts

I do this just to keep tabs on them 🙂

7. time management

twitter can be used to keep a detailed record of what you are doing every day. you can set up a separate account to do this.

8. meetings

use twitter as an informal and casual way of arranging a meeting with workmates from wherever you are.

9. twitter groups

There’s a new service that is becoming popular very quickly called twittgroups. I’m not sure how to use this for business just yet but it is worth checking out. Possibly start a twittgroup for your company or industry or product?


10. twitter todo list

use twitter to record down what you need to do while you are away from the computer.

5 Titter Apps you can use to implement these strategies

1. Feedalizr

Mac and PC

a desktop app that streams a variety of feeds straight to desktop. Use this in conjunction friendfeed.com and you will get everything you need streaming across your desktop in real-time.

2. TweetDeck

TweetDeck is an Adobe Air desktop application that is currently in public beta. It aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces.

3. TwitAlert.com

Receive emails alerts for for twitter search results.

4. Twitterfeed

Automatically stream any RSS feed into your twitter account. Your blog posts for example.

5. Brightkit

BrightKit lets you manage multiple Twitter profiles and pre-schedule tweets. Any number of users can manage shared profiles. BrightKit will provide solid tweet metrics right on the dashboard, and loads of additional features are on the way.

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Free Royalty Free Music Clips: JimmyG Music

I found another site that has a section of free royalty free music available for download.
It is mostly sad piano music with a perfunctory heavy metal track thrown in but worth a listen.
You have to register to download which is a bit of a drag

You can also download free royalty free music clips from our free music loops page on Partners In Rhyme

Download Free Royalty Free Music

Free Royalty Free Music Clips from Apple

I ran across this page today where Apple is giving a promo pack of royalty free music clips on the Apple site here


I took a listen and it is actually just four tracks of very “GarageBand” sounding generic music.

You can also download lots of free royalty free music clips on the Partners In Rhyme website on this page

Download Free Royalty Free Music Clips

All original and cool played by real musicians.

Free Horror Scream Clip plus Horror Music and Scary Sound Effects

It is that time of year when producers and party planners start searching for horror music and scary sound effects for their productions and Halloween parties.

Free Royalty Free Sound Effect Clip
Here is this week’s free royalty free sound effect clip called Scream Female Horror:

Here is a convenient list of links pointing to all of our mast scary and horrific stock music beds and scary sound effects.

Horror Music Tracks for Halloween
Choose from over 100 scary music tracks and horror music beds here on the musicloops.com site in Horror > Suspense music genre:

Horror Background Music

Horror Music Collection
If you need lots of Horror Music plus some scary sound effects check out our Horror! collection on partnersinrhyme.com:

Horror! scary music beds, horror stings and slams plus scary sound effects

Scary Sound Effects Collection
We also have a brand new collection of scary sound effects available here:

Scary Sound Effects

More Horror Sound Effects
Our catalog of horror sound effects on sound-effect.com is growing every week. Check out some of these categories in the Horror Sounds genre:

Body Fall
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Bone Break
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