Twitter Guide: Getting Mobile to Maximize your Conference Experience
1. Sign up for a Twitter Account.
2. Set you Mobile Device to receive Twitter accounts
- Log on to Twitter
- Go to your Settings
- Go under the heading ‘Devices’
- Add your phone number
Twitter’s ‘Devices’ page used to set up your mobile phone for Twitter compatibility.
- Once your devices are up and running you can go through your Followers and decide whose
Tweets will go directly to your phone.
- That is the most simple way to set your phone up with Twitter, however there are TONS of
phone applications you can download, most of which are free and have much more dynamic
features that work with your phone. See below.
3. Depending on your mobile device (Blackberry, iPhone, etc.) download the most appropriate
Twitter application for your mobile device. Each application offers features to help connect while
at the convention. Some recommendations:
UberTwitter (www.ubertwitter.com) – UberTwitter is the latest and is currently in BETA testing and
open for download. Some of the features that will help include automatic location updates sent
from the nearest cell phone tower to find other Tweeters in the area, the ability to follow threads
of replies to Tweets, etc.
UberTwitter as it appears on BlackBerry
UberTwitter’s mapping feature utilizing automatic location updates and finding other local Twitter users.
Twitterberry (www.orangatame.com/products/twitterberry) – Twitterberry is a more
established application for your BlackBerry, which means less bugs and glitches. It
doesn’t offer as many features as some of the newer Twitter applications for BlackBerry
and the site that offers the application is unreliable, still, this Twitter application can do all
of the basics needed to get the job done. UberTwitter may be a bit much at first, so
Twitterberry may be the best starting point when utilizing Twitter on your mobile device.
Twitterberry as an icon on your BlackBerry
The Twitterberry application as it appears when Tweeting
Your main Twitter page of follower’s Tweets on Twitterberry
Twitterific (www.iconfactory.com/software/twitterrific) – Twitterific is one of the many iPhone apps
for using Twitter but also the most popular. Like UberTwitter it can update locations on the fly
utilizing GPS and Wi-Fi connections helping you find your other local Tweeters.
Twitter as it appears using Twitterrific on iPhone
Twitteriffic’s menu for Tweets
Posting a new Tweet using Twitteriffic
4. Keep an eye out and search for the hash tags for the conference (i.e. #conference2009, etc.) This
way you can keep track of what your fellow convention-goers are Tweeting about in real time.