IBOA International

The Independent Business Owners Association International, Inc. (IBOAI) is the advocacy organization for North American Independent Business Owners (IBOs) affiliated with Amway®. The IBOAI advises Amway on every facet of the North American business, from products and promotions to operations and business guidelines. The IBOAI and Amway are dedicated to partnering for success with your input, support and participation.



Twitter, a micro-blogging site with 4.43 million unique monthly visitors, is often compared to a coffee house or the water cooler, where people meet to chat about the latest trend or hottest topic, but it's become more than that. It's a giant conversation where you dip in and out at will, choosing what trends or information you tap into.

Advantages Disadvantages
Fast, steep growth Servers can't always keep up with demand
Free; currently no advertising Way too much spam
140-character limit keeps messages brief 140-character limit reduces expression
Topic trend tracking makes keeping informed easy Hard to track discussion threads
Becoming a search engine into itself Many haven't figured out how to use it right, yet
Following others is easy Easy for critics to use as a forum
Blocking others is easy Can't tell when someone has blocked you
Has separate Direct Messaging for privacy Tendency to market instead of communicate
Easy to join, find followers Recent target of hackers, viruses, spammers


Twitter Links: Terms of Service | Marketing Small Business with Twitter (NYT) | Twitter Basics | Twitter for Business

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