“You can’t tiptoe into social media. You have to jump into the pool. People have a natural fear of it. But the scary part is not being there. Your customer is already there. “ Dave Saunders, madisonmain.com
Replies @ denotes a Tweet sent to another Twitter user. @TiffanyStarnes see you in the park tonight!
Retweet Like forwarding a message in e-mail. This helps grow community and makes people feel good. RT @andyknola: Help raise money for Tsunami Relief: http://bit.ly/awsjah0
Direct Message DM is a private message that you can only send to those who follow you. D Adeletiblier Here’s my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Hashtag # makes a term into a keyword that is searchable, also used to imply sarcasm or humor @tiffanystarnes is speaking in tongues at #socialsummit @nolamaven @AmieSaint @glamourstar this makes me weep for America. #mariahcareybabynames
Measuring Success on Twitter ReTweetist- Allows you to discover trends, popular topics and popular people by tracking Retweets (RTs) across Twitter. http://retweetist.com/ Twitalyzer- Twitter's most popular measurement solution for business and personal users, focusing on influence, impact and engagement. http://www.twitalyzer.com BackTweets- Get a comprehensive understanding of how your content is shared on Twitter, including tweet graphs, reach & impressions stats, influencer lists and more! http://backtweets.com/ TwitterCounter – Allows you to review your friends and follower growth by week, month or 3-month intervals. You can also compare your growth to competitors. http://twittercounter.com OneForty – All of the latest and greatest online and social media tools. http://oneforty.com/category/Analytics
Prove It… Lots of businesses, big and small, have seen tremendous success with Twitter.
In the 2009, Dell made $3 Million+ pm sales from Twitter related deals using their twitter handle @DellOutlet. More on this story: http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/217801030
Beth Kanter Raised Money …she raised over $2500 in just 90 minutesby challenging highly connected geeks to tap into their extensive Twitter networks.
In the 2009 Iran Election, Twitter provided real-time, on the ground perspective of what was going on from the point of view of the citizens living it. Whenever traditional media and mainstream media have been blocked or fail to cover the situation entirely, Twitter often provides a real-time, accurate portrayal of things going on. More on this story: http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1905125,00.html
NOLA Brewing Trends After Canning Line Announcement Last Friday, NOLA Brewing made the announcement on Twitter that, thanks to a loan, they were planning on launching a canning line within six months. In less than 2 hours “NOLABrewing” was a trending topic on Twitter. In less than 2 hours, the Twitter bit.ly link had been clicked more than 200 times and has been clicked over 550 times in the past four days. A New York Times reporter saw the announcement on Twitter and went to the brewery that afternoon for an interview with Kirk Coco.
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