Social media for festivals - setting up a twitter account
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FESTIVALSSetting up your first Twitter Account
THINK CAREFULLY! Think about the resources your festival will need to make a presence on Twitter work Have you decided what the „Voice‟ of your festival will be like? Where will you use Twitter? How often will you check your account? Do you have support from your committee? What will you use Twitter for? Beware of the soapbox! This is your event/ festival not your personal account.
SIGN UP FOR A TWITTER ACCOUNT Navigate to Twitter.com and you‟ll find a sign-up page
BEFORE YOU START, CHECK! Full Name = UserName you will be called on Twitter e.g. “LovelyFest” & can only be 15 characters! Email = the email you use for your event If you don‟t have an email for your event, may need to create one?
FIRST STEPS Think about your interests What are your goals? Set out your stall in your Twitter Profile Remember to have some fun!
140 CHARACTERS – EXPRESS YOURSELF Compose an all-text first tweet, no links Asking questions encourages others to respond Don‟t worry about it, everyone had to start somewhere
WHERE CAN I GET HELP? https://support.twitter.com/ - there is extensive help text on the Twitter Help Center which should answer many of your questions https://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter- basics - this has links to all the basic information which you‟ll need to get started
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