Some folks think Twitter is only a way for people with no social life to tell their friends what they had for lunch. But the truth is, Twitter is just another tool for you to use in your online explorations. When you use that tool the right way, you can learn all kinds of things and make connections with people around the globe.
Here are 4 reasons frugal people should be on Twitter.
To find deals. Want a tip on a fabulous freebie, a great coupon, or a hot deal? Follow the deal and freebie bloggers on Twitter and you’ll be the first to read the best deals.
To learn new things. Ever wondered whether you should invest or pre-pay your mortgage? Pondered how to make dinners on the cheap? Twitter is full of great frugal living and personal finance bloggers who share their posts with their followers.
To connect with other people. Twitter is like a giant online chat room. For bloggers, it’s the virtual water cooler. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded people. When you connect with people, you feel less alone, and when you’re not lonely, you’re less likely to waste your money on shopping therapy. Twitter is also a great way to get a quick answer to a question. What can you make with the ground pork you got for free with coupons? Should my son give his preschool teacher a Valentine? Need tech advice? You’ll get tons of helpful responses. You can also participate in twitter parties (large groups of folks talking about the same topic). These are a lot of fun!
@ anyone who inspires/interests you
To be entertained. In this economy, we all could use a little free entertainment. And who couldn’t use a laugh?
Oh… and don’t forget to follow me @ncheapskate!