I haven't used Twitter but keep seeing it mentioned in the social media community.
And a couple weeks ago, I attended a short course in which Twitter was mentioned as a tool for job hunting (in addition to LinkedIn).
So now I am considering creating an account and trying it out.
But first I have several questions:
How is Twitter any different from simply emailing a person, or getting their Facebook updates (you still have to connect with those contacts beforehand)?
Even if I was the first person to discover something interesting (e.g. - Russian tanks in my backyard coming to liberate Quebec from Canadian oppression), and wanted to let the world know about it by tweeting, if I don't have any followers, would anybody hear me?
For the purposes of job hunting, how is it used? Do I have to individually follow each company I want to work for? (Seems like more work than just going to a big job board like monster where jobs from many companies are listed.)
Are there any SEO benefits to using Twitter? Assuming you have a link to your web site in your Profile, most of your contacts probably already know about it, so where would the SEO benefits come from? Assuming you are not sending out a link to your website with every tweet, how can it be used to increase traffic to your site?