When I first opened a Twitter account, I didn't really know what to do with it and I did very little with it for quite some time... until I realized what a wealth of information was available to me. Now I use Twitter to my advantage for several purposes.
News - I want to know what's going on in the world and I don't want to sit through a newscast to get my information. Instead, I subscribe to local and national news feeds such as Fox News. Then I simply click on the headlines I'm interested in and read the story. Short and sweet. I also get traffic information which is VERY helpful!
Business - Of course I promote my blogs and business on Twitter, but I also follow others related to my business. What better way to get ideas and see what's going on?
Family - I have connected to many blogs and websites to help me in homeschooling and being a parent of a special needs child. I also stay up to date about what's happening in our neighborhood for families.
Bonuses - My favorite part about Twitter is everything else. In the past year, I won event tickets, books, and DVDs from contests on Twitter. I find all sorts of great deals and information from the tweets I receive and Bible verses are delivered to my phone on a regular basis. What more could I want out of a social networking site?
I'd love to meet you there too! Follow me at twitter.com/mamacurls!