March 10th, 2011
Twitter is a microblogging service that allows users to keep in touch with friends, celebrities, and even their orthodontist. Imagine a worldwide messaging service that allows you to receive text messages from anybody you choose to "follow" for free! You might want to know what’s going on with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, or even President Obama.
Why in the world would anyone want to follow Dr. Jorgensen’s office? We see Twitter as an opportunity to be helpful to our practice family. Imagine receiving a text on a snowy morning telling you that Dr. Jorgensen’s office is closed until lunch or that there has been a cancellation and the exact appointment you want is now available. Imagine winning a prize or being notified of a new service the office is now offering. Twitter is an easy way to keep tabs of what’s happening at your orthodontist’s office while you are in treatment. And we promise we will never try to sell you anything!
How do you get started? If you are already familiar with Twitter, just go to any page on our practice website (www.gregjorgensen.com) and click on the Twitter icon (the blue "T" in the group of social media icons). That link will take you to our Twitter Page where you can sign in and click the "Follow" button under Dr. Jorgensen’s photo. You’ll then be set!
If you do not currently have a Twitter account, getting one is free and easy. To begin, click the Twitter icon on the practice website. It will take you to the Jorgensen Orthodontics’ Twitter site. Next click on either the "Sign Up" button or the "Join Today" text in orange. Registration will take less than 5 minutes! Once you have signed up, you can then choose to "follow" JorgensenOrtho and receive updates when something important is happening at the office. Between messages from us, you can keep tabs on Ellen DeGeneres and Charlie Sheen.
One of the most useful features of Twitter is that it is optimized for mobile devices (that’s why messages are limited to 140 characters). After getting your account all setup, you can then either download a Twitter app for your smartphone or you can configure your account so that all of your arrive via texts to your phone. To set up your phone, just text "follow JorgensenOrtho" to 40404.
If you ever decide that Twitter is not for you or that you don’t want to follow us anymore, click on any message from JorgensenOrtho to go to our page and press the Unfollow button. We will never be offended. Happy Tweeting!