May 31 2009

A Twitter Account Is The Next WWW Domain

The growth of Twitter is staggering.  The adoption of group texting has become the most convenient and efficient way to connect and stay connected to the people and information you want.  

Check out the following growth pattern of Twitter - it's snowballing with no signs of slowing down:
March, 2009: 131%
February, 2009: 55%
January, 2009: 33%

The March, 2009 numbers reported by comScore showed worldwide visitors to increased 95 percent in the month of March from 9.8 million to 19.1 million. This compares to 9.3 million visitors in the U.S.

These numbers only count visitors to Twitter’s website, and does not include people who interact with Twitter via desktop or mobile clients, which is a large segment of users.

Other noteable Twitter news includes Ashton Kutcher’s race with CNN to one million followers, Oprah using Twitter, Twitter providing TV channels for media like CNN, and Verizon's vision of incorporating a Twitter widget into its FiOS TV interface.

This all adds up to Twitter being as critical as the world wide web domain rush.

For the most part, all the good .com domains are long gone.  The Twitter trend is quickly letting us know that all the good Twitter accounts will also soon be gone.

The Vision - Each New Home Community Has Its Own Twitter Account

Ultimately, new home consumers will expect each new home community to have a Twitter account in order to help them with both their home shopping and home buying decisions.  A Twitter account for each new home community will dramatically increase consumer satisfaction.  Timely and accurate communication has always been the foundation of successful consumer satisfaction and Twitter is the perfect solution for the home building industry to drive sales and consumer satisfaction.

Twitter restrictions that homebuilders employ now will have to be relaxed and new home sales professionals will have to be trained on how to effectively use Twitter - but that's easier than email.

You've got to get your Twitter account ASAP or chances are someone else will.  Then you'll be stuck with some wacky Twitter account like @JimAdams234 instead of just @Jim_Adams.  I was an early adopter of Twitter and I still missed out on the simple @JimAdams.

So what do you do if you've already missed out on the Twitter name you want? 

The most simple solution I've found is to purchase a www domain and forward that domain to your Twitter account.  For instance, I purchased and it points to  You can purchase your name with a .me domain also (, which I've chosen to display all my social profiles.

Twitter is inevitable.  You may not use Twitter now but you had better get your account so when you change your mind, you won't be left out in the cold.

Jim Adams - CEO
New Homes


Posted by: SEO | June 24 2009 3:46 AM

I don’t agree on this one. Domain names are universal, stable, transferrable and you can switch to other services easily. Twitter is really just a single service with limited control over your online identity. That’s why I would still stick with just a domain on a business card.

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