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OnStar’s Twitter Integration ?


Voice activated Twitter from your GM vehicle?

Recent OnStar surveys confirmed that Twitter Voice activated text messaging updates are soon to become a reality. Those seeking a greater social advantage over others may enjoy the feature or see it as an inconvenience.

Below is the reported OnStar survey heard by motorists while seeking favorite restaurant information or waiting for an OnStar operator:

“While in your vehicle, you can use OnStar to submit and retrieve tweets (messages) via your Twitter account. Using OnStar’s Voice-Activated Hands-Free Calling system, and having your voice converted into text, you can provide updates which would appear in the “What are you doing?” section of your Twitter homepage. It is also possible to listen to a tweet that was sent to you by someone else after it has been converted into voice. You can send and receive tweets without having to type or read anything.”

I see a multitude of uses. For example, simply saying “New Blog Idea” with an “@ link” reference could update thousands of twitter followers immediately. Major benefits related to company and news organizations vying for the top spot to report an immediate tweet of breaking news. Simple tasks could include “headed to the fork river for a picnic” or notifying a fellow follower of a important event. In return OnStar can return the twitter text @reply into voice to listen to the response.

Although reasoning allows us to see the advantage of OnStar Twittering, what reality will push us to see the benefit? If costs in addition to OnStar feed the equation I see people grabbing an iPhone, in car phone or other cellular device to provide an update.

No previous statement from OnStar regarding release is known at this point.


April 9, 2009 Posted by | Social Networking, Twitter | | Leave a comment

50 Of The Best Twitter Guides & Tips On The Internet

Twitter has been the choice of communication for many Bloggers and Businesses to deliver their messages across this network chain where users are able to follow daily tweeting on your twitter board.

How do you get your twitter tweeting and receive responses from the crowd? First you need to introduce yourself into the big arena.  New to twitter? You need double the amount of effort to increase the level of followers who will then follow what you have to say. Looks for friends and family first followed by searches on youy last name or closer by region using your city, state and local colleges.  If you already command a certain authority in a targeted niche, you probably already have a large fan base waiting to follow what you have to ‘Say.

Twitter has became so popular that everyone is talking and buzzing about how you can use twitter to improve your business and network. Here are 50 of the best twitter guides and tips at your disposal from the internet.

Guides To Use Twitter Better

  1. How to Use Twitter – Tips for Bloggers – Problogger
  2. Newbie’s guide to Twitter – WebWare
  3. The Big Juicy Twitter Guide – Caroline Middlebrook
  4. How to Use Twitter For Networking – Twitworking! – Betterforbusiness
  5. Guide to Twitter as a Tool for Marketing and PR – TopRankBlog
  6. How We Use Twitter for Journalism – ReadWriteWeb
  7. Your Guide to Micro-Blogging and Twitter – PBS
  8. Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers and Business Owners – DoshDosh

Features and Benefits You can Optimize Using Twitter

  1. How to Get More Twitter Followers: Some Methods That Work – DoshDosh
  2. 101 Must See Twitter Resources – Askowlbert
  3. TWITTER TOOLBOX: 60+ Twitter Tools – Mashable
  4. Ultimate guide to Twitter tools and resources for journalists – NewMediaBytes
  5. Posting And Replying With Images and Links With Twitter – Etienne Teo
  6. Optimize Your Direct Messaging on Twitter – Ajvaynerchuk
  7. 10 Best Twitter Tools for WordPress Blogs – QuickOnlineTips
  8. Tools, Apps and Bots to Improve your Twitter Experience – Makeuseof
  9. Twitter Tools, Tweaks and Theories – Typepadhacks
  10. Twitter Tweet Cheat Sheet – Jasontheodor
  11. 17 Twitter Hacks for better Tweeting – Renjus
  12. The 4 Types of Tweets – SearchEngineLand
  13. Five Twitter Tools We Love – Gigaom
  14. Tips to Increase your follower numbers on Twitter – Thegies
  15. Advanced Twitter: Don’t Tweet Like A n00b – Brianoberkirch
  16. 3 Tips to Get Twitter on Your Cellphone for Free – WebWorkerDaily
  17. Twitter first impressions, use cases, and tips – Simslearningconnections
  18. How to make custom Twitter groups – Christopherspeen
  19. The Golden Rule of Twitter Marketing – TechnoSailor
  20. Five Twitter Imperatives – Mediaphyter
  21. 5 Tips for Deciding Whose Tweets You Should Follow – Ext337
  22. The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Twitter Users – Slackermanager
  23. Three Ways to Maximize Your Twitter Time for Networking, Marketing and Fun – CopyBlogger
  24. Twitter for Traffic and Talk: Who is Using Twitter and How? – Chrisg

Tips, Tips and More Tips On Tweeting

  1. Twitter 101: Clarifying The Rules For Newbies – Shegeeks
  2. 200+ Internet Marketing Gurus on Twitter – Marketingpilgrim
  3. The Top 5 Ways Smart People Use Twitter – 901am
  4. 5 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Presence – Problogger
  5. 5 Tips to Make You a Better Twitter User – NickWisldon
  6. 7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience – Meryl
  7. Top 10 Twitter Hacks – Prblog
  8. 10 Twitter tips that can save your life! – Geek-hot
  9. 26 Reasons Why I Love Twitter – SocialDesire
  10. Twitter is Paying My Rent – Marshallk
  11. How to Integrate Twitter into Your Online Marketing Strategy – BoldInteractive
  12. 50 Ways for Businesses to Benefit from Twitter – Cfostrategist
  13. How To Fight Twitter Spam – OpenSourceMarketer
  14. 5 Ways to Use Twitter on your iPhone – iphonehacks
  15. How-To: Using Twitter to Build Brand Integrity – MarketingVox
  16. How To Use Twitter Packs — And Twitter — Successfully – DaveFleet
  17. The Elevator Pitch Hits Twitter – ReadWriteWeb
  18. Twitter: Why It’s So Great And How To Effectively Use It – Lostartofblogging

March 28, 2009 Posted by | Social Networking, Twitter | , , , | 3 Comments