When it comes to twitter, I am a small fish in one of the biggest ponds in the world! and although I have used and loved using Twitter for a while, this week I really felt firsthand the power of the twitter community. This post is therefore a big thank you to all of my twitter peeps! Why? Let me tell you . . .
This week marked the end of all my ‘during semester’ exams and papers, the last hurdle now is my final exams in a month or so. So as I procrastinated in my university library I realised although I have done a bit of research and had a couple of things in mind for my summer (Australian Summer) internship I hadn’t actually finalised anything yet. So I tweeted “Now my statistics assignment is out of the way it is time to start locking down a summer internship for December! Pronto!”. Much to my surprise immediately people were replying and DM’ing me about companies they would recommend, where they had done their internships and places they heard were looking for someone. Suddenly I realised the power of the “community”, so thank you to everyone who tweeted, DM and emailed me! I’ll let you know where I end up this summer.
If you have read previous posts of mine you will also know that I am currently creating a website for marketing students. I need a designer to help me design a logo and maybe some other bits and pieces. Again I sent out a tweet, looking for a marketing student to help out and was astounded by the amount of people RT ‘ing for me! I have been sent the names of several people who might be able to help me out and many of you RT ‘ed me and my plea, not just my twitter followers, but graphic designers, design companies, and others in the industry. A constant inflow which just astounded me. I have now emailed several people.
So I just wanted to say a big thank you! I’ll keep you updated on how both of these eventuate, knowing that without Twitter – they wouldn’t have happened!