When I read this, my marketing gears started firing. Twitter is following Facebook with a new program called "While Your Were Away". So why did this information get my marketing gears rolling. I'll tell you why.... I am not much of a fan of advertising through social media because your marketing through your post is lost in the hundreds of messages that appear on there at the time you post your marketing stream. For instance, I posted about my forum three days ago on my Facebook. When I submitted, the post was not there... I found it under 20 other streams. I asked my friends if they saw it and 90% of them did not and when they looked for it, they had a hard time finding it because of all the other messages that were on their boards at the same time as mine from various different places. That makes it hard for a marketer to get seen because there is no putting your steam above others when it comes to social networking. They are placed where they came in... first come first serve in other words. And with the constant stream going, it just gets further and further down in the list. With the "While You Are Away" method, there is a better chance to get yourself seen... at least in the future. Right now it is still in the beta phase, I guess you would say, and over time there will be changes. Eventually there could be little ways that a marketer can market their site a little more effectively through this method. Only time will tell, but there is hope. Here is a link to the article if you want to hear more about it. Twitter Rolling Out ‘While You Were Away’ Feature to Mixed Reviews Can anyone think of ways this system could be utilized in getting your site marketed better in Twitter?