Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
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I don't do twitter. Too much info I don't need. Those that distill the twitter trends are a lot more interesting.
For once, I agree with Hydra. I only look at one guy's twitter feed, when I go to his website, and he doesn't post that much. Why waste your time "micro-blogging" when you have a popular blog already? I guess it's the fad these days so everybody feels they need to "market" on there, but you know the last site that fit that description? Myspace. :)
It me a long time to figure out Twitter, but now I use it daily for three reasons:1. To drive traffic to my blog. Most CD blog posts are sent out as tweets on Twitter. Daily visits to CD have gone up significantly in recent months, reaching all-time record monthly highs since I started using Twitter about 6 months ago.2. To post quick links to Twitter instead of having to write a blog post first. 3. To find up-to-date information, links, news, stories, data, etc. that often result in an idea and data for a blog post on CD. Spending a few minutes on Twitter to find news and ideas for blog posts is much more efficient than going to a number of different individual websites or blogs. Blogs and Twitter are natural complements, and as a blogger, I have found Twitter to be immensely helpful and beneficial.
"Spending a few minutes on Twitter to find news and ideas for blog posts is much more efficient than going to a number of different individual websites or blogs."That's what RSS feeds are for, and the software is usually free.I have a Twitter account that I seldom use. I have found occasional ideas for posts for my own website, but not enough to make it worthwhile on a time-cost/performance basis.And from experience, I can say that any benefits received from Twitter certainly take more than "a few minutes".
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Dr. Mark J. Perry is a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University near Washington, D.C. In addition, he holds an MBA degree in finance from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. In addition to a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan-Flint, Perry is also a visiting scholar at The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
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