The great thing that made us decide to use Twitter, was the ease at which we can share information through it
New Orleans, LA (Vocus) September 28, 2009
The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory (family-marriage-counseling.com) is one of the oldest and most popular counseling directories on the web, and now you can follow the site on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fmcdirectory). Why follow a counseling directory on Twitter? The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory is more than just a directory of therapists in the US and Canada. Although that's what it started out as, it quickly developed a treasure trove of knowledge submitted in the form of helpful articles and advice by the most popular therapists on the web. The Twitter account is used to pass on that advice in the form of short advice snippets, links to great articles, retweets of others' good advice and links to great resources on the web.
"We've had an enormous amount of great information to help marriages and relationships submitted to us over the years, by counselors like Lisa Kift, MFT, Dr. Richard Nicastro, Dr. Marty Tashman, Jay Slupesky, MFT, and many others. We pass it on through our website, free marriage counseling help guide, and now our Twitter account as well," began Chris Hartwell, MSW, founder of The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory.
"The great thing that made us decide to use Twitter, was the ease at which we can share information through it," Chris goes on. "Our twitter account is tied into widgets on The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory and its sister site 'Talk About Marriage,' so that when some helpful advice is posted, 'BAM' it's on nearly 12,000 popular web pages instantly. It's also tied into other popular sites we advertise on. And the great thing about it is that people don't even need to have a Twitter account to take advantage of it, and I can publish it through a Twitter app on my mobile phone!"
As social media technology evolves, website owners like Chris are finding new and useful ways to take advantage of it in order to ease the distribution of information and communicate better. Mental health information on the web is a popular subject, and social media has found its way into this niche in the form of blogs, forums, web communities, and now twitter accounts. For more information, or to follow The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory on Twitter, visit: http://twitter.com/fmcdirectory.
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