You can “message” (like email) your entire group, and it goes into their “Messages” Inbox (vs. into the Updates folder) as long as you have less than 5,000 members
Can be public or require administrator approval for members to join - or even private and by invitation only.
You can remove or block Group members
Group’s Administrator (personal profile) is visible to all group members
Posts on the group page are “from” you personally
Introduced April 19, 2010
Similar to business or nonprofit pages but…
“ Related” posts automatically show up on wall, you cannot control them
Comes up when people are filling out their profiles and typing in their interests on their “info” tab
Most don’t come up in searches
You can suggest official website if your community name is taken
Choose carefully… and monitor your page! *There are no email notifications from Pages. *Supposedly if you use a Profile for a “business”, your Profile may be deleted by Facebook *Consider using SocialSafe backup
Pick a good name: Twitter names are becoming like URL ’s were in the early years of the Internet. (Don ’t use underscores_ when you ’r e creating a user name. Not only does it look amateurish but a number of spammers have hacked into Twitter that way. You don ’t want to look like a spammer.
Have a Bio. (“Settings” > “Profile”) A recent Harvard Business Review study showed that 82% of unsuccessful Twitter accounts have little or no bio information. 160 character limit!
Start following people. All this means is that you sign up to receive their messages (tweets) and you can message them back. If you follow them, they will most likely follow you.
Thank people when they follow you!
Be interactive : send out messages (tweets). Ask and answer questions and give value to the community. You don't have to say anything profound - just relevant.
Update more than once a day, but less than 15 times a day.
Always reply to the @reply responses on Twitter. It is someone talking directly to you, your replies to them @username will show up in their sidebar.
If you don’t have the time to post on both Twitter and Facebook, you can link the two… Have all your Facebook updates appear on Twitter facebook.com/twitter/ Have all your Twitter updates appear on Facebook http://apps.facebook.com/smarttwitterpages/
Use Twitter a Critter for one-click Tweeting of any pet on AdoptaPet.com!
Follow Abbie the Executive Director of AdoptaPet.com at twitter.com/TweetACritter