• http://www.seo.com/ Darin “Doc” Berntson

    This is an interesting post Ric. I am always one to say good morning. Now I may have to try it with pictures, or maybe video? =)

    I do not always get a reply when I tweet good morning, but sometimes I get a response of “why you so chipper?” and other times it starts off some nice conversations.

    Now I have yet to try it for the business account… but I may try it out and see what happens.

    If people find a “good morning” wasted words… they can un-follow me. I like to be social, and a good “top of the mornin’ to ya” gets my day going in the right direction!

    Thanks for the great post!

    Doc

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    Thanks, Doc – I agree. And of course, there’s people who don’t really like “good morning” IRL either :-)

  • Michele Price

    Interesting, conversation analysis is what I have done without calling it that ;)  Looking at what causes reactions for people, that for example cause listeners to want to ask us questions or share tweets.

    Knowing how to capture attention via twitter in ways that matter to your ideal audience seems to be as much an art as it is a science. No matter whether it is morning, noon or night.   I have watched to see who responds to different styles of conversation.  Especially at conferences.  Conferences and educational events are discovering having a online conversation with people who wanted to attend is just smart business.

    Ok I am off to write a post on this as it rolls around in my head.  Thanks for shaking up the idea of what is a “Good Morning” on twitter.

  • dianebrogan

    Interesting post. Of course someone would analyze what, why and how Twitter is used. I fall into the “Good Morning” category. I enjoy saying hi to my friends. I have seen you twice this year, but if not for Twitter, I would probably loose contact with you. Twitter lets me stay in contact with people. Goodness, maybe I should write my own blog about how much my Twitter friends add to my day.
    Thank you for the information. I hope Twitter doesn’t get analyzed out of existence.

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    And DAMN! You ARE good at it, Michele! 

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    Nah; I wouldn’t worry – analyzing is really just for the business side so that we can improve how businesses communicate with their customers. Meanwhile, the world goes on, and people will do what they wand and should do.  For me, I use Twitter both personally and for business – and it all gets mashed together.  Oh, and Good morning, Diane!

  • http://twitter.com/nancytierney nancytierney

    Well, I’m definitely in the Good Morning camp! I wish my peeps a good morning almost every morning. Why? Not to announce that I’m up and on Twitter. But because I love saying Hey to my peeps and I am sincerely wishing them a good day.

    This post made me yearn for the olden days when social media was social, when our interest and intent wasn’t always about biz and being someone, when conversations could get sparked by more than a link or a targeted question. And where you could wish someone well without there being a white paper written about it.

    By the way, I get more positive repsonses and conversations going with my Good Morning tweet than almost anything else. Shoot, I get emails from people telling me how they look forward to it every day. And I look forward to it, too. In fact, I think I’ll double-up on my Good Morning tweets! Maybe I’ll add a Good Afternoon and Good Evening, too! Let’s see what happens then.

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    OH! How great to see you pop in and comment, Nancy! And (*checks time*) good afternoon ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/lizstrauss Liz Strauss

    Good morning, Good afternoon, and Good evening, Ric! I’ll greet you any time of day! It’s always great to see the people in my Tweet stream (especially you). What’s better than taking time to share the start of a great day?!

    Sad that HBR didn’t look for the hidden assumptions that might have been in their survey.

  • http://dragonsearchmarketing.com/ Ric Dragon

    Classic case of people saying they like or prefer something – but will behave differently. I’m thinking the very act of being asked, and responding taps into a different part of the brain than when people are IN social. That’s why what they really need to do is pull out the fMRI machines – see what people really prefer.