Twitter is considered an information portal, and it provides you with the opportunity to find joint venture partners, affiliates and networks with leading marketers in your niche.
Perhaps Twitter is still popular because of its simplicity. All you have to do is listen to the news, what is their preferred go to network? Twitter!
Growing a following on Twitter is also very easy. You can incorporate existing contacts from your email address book, join Twitter based community directory sites, and even look for new contacts by simply following people in your market.