My very good friend Mike Todd [@mqtodd] told me I should stop being happy with where I was and get involved with a new SMM network - tribber. The result of that 5 minute discussion - actually you can't have a 5 minute discussion with Mike but that is another story, is that my Twitter influence by way of direct tweets now approaches 1,000,000 - 963,500 to be exact as I write this on Monday June 27th 2011 from the cabin of a Qantas 737 on flight QF574 from Perth to Sydney Australia.
How did my potential audience jump so quickly?? Mike had a friend contact me by Skype from Osaka Japan and I was invited by Saul Fleischman [@oskasaul] to become part of his Social Media Moguls Tribe on www.triberr.com which has just over 20 members but which then has a combined audience of nearly 1 million Twitter followers.
Social Media really does allow individuals to have extraordinary reach that only huge multi national broadcasters could have had just a few short years ago.
What does that mean?? Well if I want to ask a question about anything, make a positive observation or sound off about a bad customer experience I have had recently, how many people might have the opportunity of seeing it?? Let's count the ways that my Social Media network has spread:
twitter [@waynemansfield ] 123,000 direct connections PLUS the multiplier effect within twitters 200 million members
LinkedIn [www.linkedin.com/in/waynemansfield] 7890 1st level connections with a 3 level deep network of 19.8 million
Facebook [www.facebook.com/waynemansfield ] 4,000 friends and 10 "pages" with a HUGE reach within the 700 million Facebook pool
then add my regular email campaigns to a database approaching 200,000 and wow, do I have the ability to talk to a crowd.
Want to be part of this?? Let me know where you would like to join in and I will help make it happen - would it be Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or one of our newsletter databases...
Look out Rupert Murdoch - here I come!
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