The Art of Using Twitter

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Michael Deutch

May 5, 2009

Inspired by Tim O’Reilly, I thought it would be interesting to visualize with Wordle the information I’ve been sharing with Twitter over the past four months.

It’s been a fantastic resource to meet and speak with many of our customers and people looking for better ways to think, work, and live. In the Twitter world, I’ve been using my name, @MichaelDeutch, while Gaelen O’Connell has been answering many of your questions and providing great links using @Mindjet. Hop online and say hello, we’d love to hear from you.

Here are a few previous posts about our use of Twitter:

And, here’s a new post from a MindManager enthusiast, ‘ActivityOwner’, who started to use MindManager 8 as a dashboard for his Twitter account. Check it out!


While I’ve found Twitter to have great value in initiating conversations and learning about our customers, I know many have yet to see value or have written it off as a waste of time. What are your thoughts about Twitter? Have you tried it? Does it make sense? What’s stopping you from testing the waters?


Share your thoughts and comments below.


About the Author: Michael Deutch is Mindjet’s Chief Evangelist, content contributor for the Mindjet Blog and the Mindjet Connections newsletter. Get more from Michael on Twitter

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3 Responses to “The Art of Using Twitter”

  1. Michael Deutch

    Thanks Mary and John! I’m really grateful for the opportunity to share my passions with you and our other customers. It’s a pleasure to be in service and it’s exciting when we (Mindjet & our customers) get together to map out a better future for us all!

  2. John A. Taylor

    For me, Twitter easily creates a level of accessibility and connectivity with others.

    It’s great to see you on Twitter Michael (and Gaelen), and in spite of your cartoonish avatar : ), get to know some things about your life.

    And although we all know that there are real people behind great products like MindManager, it’s really good to see that you’re both passionate about MindManager because you’re passionate about the things that are important to almost all mind-mappers: visual learning; productivity; innovative thinking; etc.

    Plus, as an extra bonus, we get to discover that you’re both great people!

  3. Mary Davidge

    Twitter has been a great resource for connecting with others who are using mindmapping. In particular getting help on an upcoming presentation from Michael and others on a just in time basis. I also look forward to connecting through Twitter with other architects and designers who are using mindmapping to deliver projects…especially green projects.