STARTING OUT ON TWITTER<br />
Twitter is a micro blogging tool<br />
Remove tagging, pokes, applications, videos, gallery etc from Facebook<br />
All that remains is a status update.Twitter is exactly that.<br />
A tweet is nothing but a status update. Precise communication – 140 characters in all.<br />
Timeline  - Twitter’s branding akin to a wall like in Facebook.<br />
Mentions -  When people talk about you or to you it appears on a separate section called Mentions.<br />
You may want to know what some one is saying or sharing. In that case you may want to ‘follow’ him.<br />
In case you don’t want to hear more from him its simple – just ‘unfollow’<br />
Be sure that whom you follow is actually the person you believe he is. Celebrities have several accounts mimic them.<br />
Twitter validates some accounts with a simple tick mark in blue- these accounts are the real people.<br />
Your name on Twitter is called a Twitter Handle.<br />
Mine is @Akshaybk<br />
The character ‘@’ is used when you want to speak to someone on twitter.<br />
For him to know this using this character is mandatory.<br />
Eg-@Akshaybk please share the presentation with me by 5am or else...<br />
When you want to spread information to those who are following you on Twitter- you may click on the ‘Retweet Button’<br />
The ‘Retweet’ Button is below every Tweet in your ‘timeline’<br />
Clicking on it will make all your followers receive the tweet in their ‘timeline’<br />
No, you may not ‘retweet’ your own tweets.<br />
You can not pass the same information to your followers more than once.<br />
To see a set of Retweets you may click on the ‘retweet’ section, third in line after timeline and mentions buttons.<br />
Retweets are of three types –those retweeted by you, those retweeted by others and yours retweeted by others.<br />
A powerful person or someone who yields influence has a huge following –called followers<br />
Some of these may hang on to every word this person says and may even retweet it.<br />
It is Twitter etiquette to give credit to the person who shared the information by saying ‘via RT@akshaybk’<br />
RT is Twitter slang for Retweet.<br />
‘Promoted Tweets’ are Twitter handles that Twitter takes money for to show in the list of ‘Trends’<br />
Trends are a list of topics that people are talking about.<br />
These are crucial since they tell you what’s happening across the world.<br />
Some important trends recently were #osama #obama #amarsingh #childhoodmemories.<br />
But what is the ‘#’ in these trends?<br />
A ‘#’ is used in front of a word or a set of continuous words to ensure search engines and sentiment monitoring tools pick...
No, you may not use ‘#’ in front of all words.<br />
That will be plain stupid...<br />
..and #funny<br />
Use them sparingly for words that you know are trends for sure.<br />
Twitter refers to people on Twitter as ‘Tweeple’.<br />
The Twitter CEO & CO founder recently called a press conference. But he referred to it as a ‘chirp’<br />
What you have read today is enough for you to start ‘Tweeting’<br />
But before you start...<br />
Choose a handle that is similar or is your Facebook vanity URL as well as the one on Linkedin.<br />
We all are brands...<br />
And Brands do not change..<br />
Where ever they may go.<br />
For more on making a presence on Twitter you may reach me on:@akshaybk<br />
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  1. 1. STARTING OUT ON TWITTER<br />
  2. 2. Twitter is a micro blogging tool<br />
  3. 3. Remove tagging, pokes, applications, videos, gallery etc from Facebook<br />
  4. 4. All that remains is a status update.Twitter is exactly that.<br />
  5. 5. A tweet is nothing but a status update. Precise communication – 140 characters in all.<br />
  6. 6. Timeline - Twitter’s branding akin to a wall like in Facebook.<br />
  7. 7. Mentions - When people talk about you or to you it appears on a separate section called Mentions.<br />
  8. 8. You may want to know what some one is saying or sharing. In that case you may want to ‘follow’ him.<br />
  9. 9. In case you don’t want to hear more from him its simple – just ‘unfollow’<br />
  10. 10. Be sure that whom you follow is actually the person you believe he is. Celebrities have several accounts mimic them.<br />
  11. 11. Twitter validates some accounts with a simple tick mark in blue- these accounts are the real people.<br />
  12. 12. Your name on Twitter is called a Twitter Handle.<br />
  13. 13. Mine is @Akshaybk<br />
  14. 14. The character ‘@’ is used when you want to speak to someone on twitter.<br />
  15. 15. For him to know this using this character is mandatory.<br />
  16. 16. Eg-@Akshaybk please share the presentation with me by 5am or else...<br />
  17. 17. When you want to spread information to those who are following you on Twitter- you may click on the ‘Retweet Button’<br />
  18. 18. The ‘Retweet’ Button is below every Tweet in your ‘timeline’<br />
  19. 19. Clicking on it will make all your followers receive the tweet in their ‘timeline’<br />
  20. 20. No, you may not ‘retweet’ your own tweets.<br />
  21. 21. You can not pass the same information to your followers more than once.<br />
  22. 22. To see a set of Retweets you may click on the ‘retweet’ section, third in line after timeline and mentions buttons.<br />
  23. 23. Retweets are of three types –those retweeted by you, those retweeted by others and yours retweeted by others.<br />
  24. 24. A powerful person or someone who yields influence has a huge following –called followers<br />
  25. 25. Some of these may hang on to every word this person says and may even retweet it.<br />
  26. 26. It is Twitter etiquette to give credit to the person who shared the information by saying ‘via RT@akshaybk’<br />
  27. 27. RT is Twitter slang for Retweet.<br />
  28. 28. ‘Promoted Tweets’ are Twitter handles that Twitter takes money for to show in the list of ‘Trends’<br />
  29. 29. Trends are a list of topics that people are talking about.<br />
  30. 30. These are crucial since they tell you what’s happening across the world.<br />
  31. 31. Some important trends recently were #osama #obama #amarsingh #childhoodmemories.<br />
  32. 32. But what is the ‘#’ in these trends?<br />
  33. 33. A ‘#’ is used in front of a word or a set of continuous words to ensure search engines and sentiment monitoring tools pick them up.<br />
  34. 34. No, you may not use ‘#’ in front of all words.<br />
  35. 35. That will be plain stupid...<br />
  36. 36. ..and #funny<br />
  37. 37. Use them sparingly for words that you know are trends for sure.<br />
  38. 38. Twitter refers to people on Twitter as ‘Tweeple’.<br />
  39. 39. The Twitter CEO & CO founder recently called a press conference. But he referred to it as a ‘chirp’<br />
  40. 40. What you have read today is enough for you to start ‘Tweeting’<br />
  41. 41. But before you start...<br />
  42. 42. Choose a handle that is similar or is your Facebook vanity URL as well as the one on Linkedin.<br />
  43. 43. We all are brands...<br />
  44. 44. And Brands do not change..<br />
  45. 45. Where ever they may go.<br />
  46. 46. For more on making a presence on Twitter you may reach me on:@akshaybk<br />

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