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Twitter 101

Twitter 101






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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.
  • http://find2follow.swatlabs.net/http://www.twellow.com/Twitter searches for topics that are relevant to you

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  • Title
    The Bare Bones Basics
  • Micro-blogging Site
    • 140 characters to say what you want
    What are you doing?
    News Source
    • #Egypt
    Exchange of ideas & resources
    What is Twitter?
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  • Your Twitter Profile
    How the world sees you on Twitter.
    This page includes your bio, stats about the account, your timeline and recommendations of similar accounts.
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  • Your Twitter Dashboard
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    The center of your Twitterverse.
    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.
  • The Twitter Toolbar
    Home – Click to take you back to your dashboard.
    Who To Follow– Suggestions from Twitter to find relevant people or brands to follow.
    Profile – Click to see your profile as others see it.
    Settings – Profile Settings, includes: bio, profile color settings, etc.
    Messages – Where to access Direct Messages (private messages between users).
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  • “What’s Happening?”This is where you enter your tweet.
    “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.
    Tweeting & Your Timeline
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  • It’s All About You
    FollowingThe tweets of these people show up in your “Timeline”
    FollowersYour tweets
    ListedHow many Twitter lists you are in and ones you’ve been listed in recently.
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  • The Twitterverse
    TrendsPopular topics on all of Twitter. Can be narrowed down by country or even city.
    Who to FollowSuggestions from Twitter on relevant people to follow, based off of who you already follow.
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  • @Mentions
    @Mentions are a Twitter convention that lets you know when someone is speaking to you or mentioning you in a post.
    They display as …“@[Username]” for example… @R2integrated
    Tweet us by placing “@R2integrated” in front of your tweet.
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  • Retweets (aka RT)
    Retweets by OthersThese are RT’s that people you follow have made.
    Retweets by YouThese are things that you have RT’d.
    Your Tweets, retweetedThese are your tweets that have been RT’d by others.
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  • Twitter Searches
    Twitter Searches allow you to keep up on the topics you care about the most.They can be saved for later reference.
    Many businesses use saved Twitter searches to monitor their brands.
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  • Twitter Lists
    Twitter Listsare a way for an individual to organize Twitter users.
    You can be listed in one, or you can list people in one.
    You do not have to follow a person to include them in a Twitter list.
    Lists provide perspective of how you are viewed on Twitter.
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  • Where do I start?
    Sign up or sign in at http://www.twitter.com
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  • Import your Contacts
    Who to Follow
    • “Find Friends” tab
    Import Contacts
    • Gmail
    • Yahoo
    • Hotmail & Messenger
    • AOL
    • LinkedIn
    Importing your contacts will allow you to connect with the people you already know.
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  • Find People To Follow
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  • Twitter Tips
    Follow those who follow you(at first, you can be picky later)
    Personalize your account
    • Use a “picture” of yourself
    • Customize your background & colors
    • Write an interesting bio
    • Tweet in your voice
    Listen first to learn how to tweet
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  • Twitter Tips
    Tweet with value
    Don’t be boring…
    Don’t drunk tweet (Dweeting)
    Most importantly… Be transparent & disclose any affiliations
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  • The Twictionary… (The Twitter Dictionary)
    Tweet - a message on Twitter
    Tweeps/Tweeples– Your people/friends/followers
    Tweetup – a (generally) impromptu meetup that is scheduled on Twitter
    Fail Whale – The mythical beast that appears when Twitter has service issues
    Twitterati – Thought leaders
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  • Questions?
    Contact Us:
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  • Resources
    Twitter Glossary – http://support.twitter.com/articles/166337-the-twitter-glossary
    Twitter for Business - http://business.twitter.com/
    Twellow– http://www.twellow.com/
    Find2Follow- http://find2follow.swatlabs.net/
    What Tyler Durden Can Teach You About Twitter & Social Media - http://twittercism.com/tyler-durden/
    Twitip - http://www.twitip.com/
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