said 11 months ago:
@rogiernoort I think it depends on what you are tweeting. If your tweets are business orientated, like giving industry tips or product news, then a twitter stream would be useful.
I’m personally not a big fan of the widget that twitter provides you so I would suggest finding an alternative that you can style yourself.
Load times are becoming less important on the web as the internet gets quicker – now before everyone starts yelling at me – Google does penalise websites that load slowly, however in the case of using a twitter widget amongst other social media widgets, it’s unlikely to push your website over that threshold.
You also should consider whether your users are already on twitter, if they are, you probably don’t need a feed (but should have a good call to action to follow you on twitter). If they aren’t, its a great way to show latest information on your website without them having a twitter account.
Hope that helps – Sam