As an effort to build and grow the community of auctioneers using Twitter, we launched a new website yesterday called AuctioneerTweet at – where else – www.auctioneertweet.com.
The concept is simple. Any auctioneer with a Twitter account can join and have his or her tweets included in the AuctioneerTweet timeline. A member list on the right side shows the member’s name, follower count and a direct link to the auctioneer’s website. Members are listed by full name and NAA designations, if any, are prominantly featured with each user.
The catch is that members must be auctioneers. Company Twitter accounts don’t count. Social networking is about connecting people with people, not people with companies.
While we’re excited about the launch, we’re a little embarrassed. We planned on making the announcement about the launch today, but while we were putting the finishing touches on the new, home-grown WordPress plugin that powers the site, a story popped up on the Examiner noting the launch of AuctioneerTweet by our friend AuctionWally. Thanks, Wally, for scooping us on our own site!
Look for AuctionWally in a future episode of the Auction Podcast. You can also follow him on Twitter, follow us on Twitter or proceed to the AuctioneerTweet website.
If you’re an auctioneer and you’d like to be listed on the AuctioneerTweet site, send a direct message to @traffas on Twitter with your full name and NAA designations, if you have any.