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10 Smart Enterprise Uses For Twitter

From recruiting to keeping an eye on the competition, Twitter can help your company do certain jobs much better. Check out these 10 tips.
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Large enterprises need fast channels for communicating with their people, particular in emergency situations. Twitter's micro-format is about as fast as it gets. A mini-case study: Proctor & Gamble is a huge company, with 127,000 employees worldwide. The P&G media team recently used Twitter as a means of reaching out to staff in Norway after the recent shooting tragedy there, urging them to check in with its employee emergency assistance program. Twitter's brevity and accessibility offer a way to get messages to large numbers of employees fast, particularly in situations when other communications channels might be down or otherwise unrealistic.

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10/14/2011 | 2:55:05 AM
re: 10 Smart Enterprise Uses For Twitter
Good recommendations here. The only thing I would say is I'm not sure how much Twitter could be used to communicate internally. I don't see that being a big communication mechanism for getting messages to employees.
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