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  • The Twitter basicsWhen you sign into twitter, you see this screen HOME SCREENIt includes: Your Information & basic stats (with link to your profile)Where you enter your tweetsGeneral Timeline – Tweets of people who@MentionsRetweetsSaved SearchesTwitter ListsDirect MessagesProfile Management Trends & Who To Follow
  • This has become so commonplace in internet slang that even Facebook has adopted it as a way to tag individuals in status updates.
  • This tab only tracks retweets that are made through Twitter’s proprietary way of RTing. More seasoned users will use the “old school” method of placing “RT” and your @username in front of your tweet.Some add-on applications like TweetDeck allow you to choose which way you RT.
  • searches for topics that are relevant to you
  • Twitter 101

    1. 1. Title<br />Sub-Title<br />101<br />The Bare Bones Basics<br />
    2. 2. Micro-blogging Site<br /><ul><li>140 characters to say what you want</li></ul>What are you doing?<br />News Source<br /><ul><li>#Egypt</li></ul>Exchange of ideas & resources<br />What is Twitter?<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    3. 3. Your Twitter Profile<br />How the world sees you on Twitter.<br />This page includes your bio, stats about the account, your timeline and recommendations of similar accounts.<br /><br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    4. 4. Your Twitter Dashboard<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />The center of your Twitterverse.<br />This page includes your stats, a timeline of those you follow, links to mentions, Retweets, searches & lists, as well as trends and “Who to Follow” recommendations.<br />
    5. 5. The Twitter Toolbar<br />Home – Click to take you back to your dashboard.<br />Who To Follow– Suggestions from Twitter to find relevant people or brands to follow.<br />Profile – Click to see your profile as others see it.<br />Settings – Profile Settings, includes: bio, profile color settings, etc.<br />Messages – Where to access Direct Messages (private messages between users).<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    6. 6. “What’s Happening?”This is where you enter your tweet.<br />“Timeline”This the stream of tweets from all the people you are following.You can “Favorite,” “Retweet” or “Reply” to a tweet directly from the Timeline.<br />Tweeting & Your Timeline<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    7. 7. It’s All About You<br />FollowingThe tweets of these people show up in your “Timeline”<br />FollowersYour tweets <br />ListedHow many Twitter lists you are in and ones you’ve been listed in recently.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    8. 8. The Twitterverse<br />TrendsPopular topics on all of Twitter. Can be narrowed down by country or even city.<br />Who to FollowSuggestions from Twitter on relevant people to follow, based off of who you already follow.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    9. 9. @Mentions<br />!/mentions<br />@Mentions are a Twitter convention that lets you know when someone is speaking to you or mentioning you in a post.<br />They display as …“@[Username]” for example… @R2integrated<br />Tweet us by placing “@R2integrated” in front of your tweet.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    10. 10. Retweets (aka RT)<br />Retweets by OthersThese are RT’s that people you follow have made.<br />Retweets by YouThese are things that you have RT’d.<br />Your Tweets, retweetedThese are your tweets that have been RT’d by others.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    11. 11. Twitter Searches<br />Twitter Searches allow you to keep up on the topics you care about the most.They can be saved for later reference.<br />Many businesses use saved Twitter searches to monitor their brands.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    12. 12. Twitter Lists<br />Twitter Listsare a way for an individual to organize Twitter users.<br />You can be listed in one, or you can list people in one.<br />You do not have to follow a person to include them in a Twitter list.<br />Lists provide perspective of how you are viewed on Twitter.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    13. 13. Where do I start?<br />Sign up or sign in at<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    14. 14. Import your Contacts<br />Who to Follow<br /><ul><li>“Find Friends” tab</li></ul>Import Contacts<br /><ul><li>Gmail
    15. 15. Yahoo
    16. 16. Hotmail & Messenger
    17. 17. AOL
    18. 18. LinkedIn</li></ul>Importing your contacts will allow you to connect with the people you already know.<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    19. 19. Find People To Follow<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    20. 20. Twitter Tips<br />Follow those who follow you(at first, you can be picky later)<br />Personalize your account<br /><ul><li>Use a “picture” of yourself
    21. 21. Customize your background & colors
    22. 22. Write an interesting bio
    23. 23. Tweet in your voice</li></ul>Listen first to learn how to tweet<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    24. 24. Twitter Tips<br />Tweet with value<br />Don’t be boring…<br />Don’t drunk tweet (Dweeting)<br />Most importantly… Be transparent & disclose any affiliations<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    25. 25. The Twictionary… (The Twitter Dictionary)<br />Tweet - a message on Twitter<br />Tweeps/Tweeples– Your people/friends/followers<br />Tweetup – a (generally) impromptu meetup that is scheduled on Twitter<br />Fail Whale – The mythical beast that appears when Twitter has service issues<br />Twitterati – Thought leaders<br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />
    26. 26. Questions?<br />Contact Us:<br />R2integrated<br /><br /> @R2integrated<br /><br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2009 – confidential and proprietary<br />
    27. 27. Resources<br />Twitter Glossary –<br />Twitter for Business -<br />Twellow–<br />Find2Follow-<br />What Tyler Durden Can Teach You About Twitter & Social Media -<br />Twitip - <br />copyright r2integrated, LLC 2011<br />