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Inside PR Podcast April 8, 2009

Filed under: PR Connections — laurens918 @ 3:39 pm

Inside PR Podcast is hosted by Terry Fallis, Martin Waxman, and David Jones. You can listen to this podcast by clicking on http://www.insidepr.ca/. You may also email them with comments or questions at insideprcomments@gmail.com

These men use comedy to make the listeners pay attention. These men make the conversations flow just like a regular conversation.

Today’s conversation was based on the use of Twitter. The hosts talk about how in the past month, Twitter has become extremely popular.

Terry talked about how he has not become addicted to using Twitter, like his co-host David. Terry said that it is difficult for him to catch on, and he does not see the big excitement over it.

They described it as group internet chating. It is a public  broadcast. People use Twitter for random thoughts and to respond to what others had posted. Martin and David said that they use Twitter constantly, even while they are ordering lunch.

Martin claimed that he followed more people than people following him. He claimed that he is in the “wow, Twitter is so amazing” stage.  Martin has 1667 followers. He said he is not out to follow as many people as he can, or get as many people he can to follow him. He is using Twitter for social purposes. He follows popular people, for example, the Mayor of Toranto.

They talked about two subjects: How Public Relations engage with Twitter and how clients might engage with twitter. Professionals, students, and all people inbetween are using it.

They talked about how professionals in the Public Relations field can use twitter to get clients, ask opinions to different situations, or just advertise their expertise. They predict that more professionals will join Twitter in order to keep up with technology.

Clients might engage in Twitter in order to find a professional for the specific job they need assisted with. Clients could type in key words, so they could follow someone dealing with the same area. Twitter allows people to follow conversations back and forth. This allows them to get an idea of the popularity of the product or professional being talked about.

 It was interesting to listen to these men talk about their opinion on Twitter. I liked hearing their points of views because they were not all obsessed with it. One was fairly new on twitter, one was a pro, and the other had no idea what he was doing while on the site.

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