Through Twitter, I have won numerous prizes/contests including:Riding in a pace car in a NASCAR racePandora hatJeff Gordon / Pepsi Max jacketFast food gift cards4 tix to Daytona 500Books250,000 Priority Club pointsPhoto Credit: http://reckon.posterous.com/keep-this-coupon-0
But first . . . A Test. I’ll show you a word, number or character. . . You tell me what it means.Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carnivillain/2089285039/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Number of characters you can use in a tweet
A message sent on Twitter
The symbol you use to identify that you’re replying to someone
Retweet = Forwarding a message written by someone else
Hashtag = Used to identify a category or theme for your message. Example: #FollowFriday or #COMM2322 (or #TopChef, #NASCAR)
Direct Message = A private message sent to just one person. (And a “twoops” is an accidental @ message when you meant to send a DM)
The Fail Whale = Image used when Twitter is down
Twitter clients (Tweetdeck & Seesmic). Easier for many to use than the web-based interface
The question that Twitter asks you to answer.
This makes more sense to me . . . Answer the question “What has captured your interest?”Share ideas, links, things that made you scratch your head or laugh . . . Ask questions.
Remember these two things:
FIRST:For you to benefit from Twitter, you MUST be following “good” people or accounts. Otherwise, you’re wasting your time.What was it like when you FIRST started using Twitter?Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035764102@N01/2002866892/
Contact Me Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D. (ABD) Interim Chair, Communication Department Assistant Professor of PR Southeastern University Life Member & Past President of the International Listening Association (listen.org) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @barbaranixon Skype: barbara.b.nixon Blog: publicrelationsmatters.com