Since taking over the supervision of the TalentEgg Twitter account three weeks ago, I really have had a lot of fun trying to come up with creative ways to provide useful content, and generate discussion on the site. In particular, I have enjoyed asking questions of the TalentEgg Twitter community. I am a philosopher at heart, and like Socrates, the patriarch of Western Philosophy, I like popping up and asking people questions.
An idea that I first applied last week is to direct certain questions at specific individuals (three to be exact). One individual being an active TalentEgg follower, the second a careers/business expert, and the third being a generally well known individual. This formula may undergo some tweaking, but I really like the general approach. Posting a question to a Twitter community is kind of like asking a question of a class of students: it works well to call out a couple of people, get them participating, and have them provide the spark that encourages others to join in the conversation. So far this has worked rather well. There has been a strong response to the questions I’ve asked. My hope is to post a question of this sort on a daily, or semi-daily basis, during the work week.
As TalentEgg’s Twitter site continues to grow, I anticipate the development of more and more opportunities for interaction with our followers. At its core, the Twitter site provides a great opportunity for individuals to stay abreast of what is happening on the TalentEgg home site. TalentEgg continues to post great entry-level job opportunities, and a talented host of writers are producing insightful Gen-Y careers articles at the TalentEgg Incubator. I hope you will (or will continue to) follow us on Twitter (@TalentEgg), and check out all that TalentEgg has to offer.