Direct Message (DM)Your DMspace is likeyour twitterinboxPrivateYou can’t DMsomeoneunless theyfollow you
The @ signPut this in front of the twittername of the person you aretrying to send a tweet to.(If you click the little replybutton next to a tweet, youdont have to type the symbol.)Whenever a person’s name ispreceded by a @ symbol, thatmeans that the sentence (tweet)that follows is directed at them
Tiny URL URL-shortening sites like TinyUrl, bit.ly and Tinycc come in extremely handy when youre recommending links and still have something to say about it (which you should - never drop blind links). Paste the long domain and the site will convert it into a 25-characters-or-less shortened link. Great way to share photos, blogs, etc.http://www.canadagames2011.ca/en/home/sportsvenues/sports/biathlon.aspx http://bit.ly/bxP8mS
Retweet (RT) If someone tweets something that interests you and you feel it would interest your followers, you retweet it for your readers. Think of it as forwarding an email to everyone in your network It essentially quotes that person’s tweet and gives them the credit, so people can see the tweet and follow that person
How to Retweet RTCopy the text of the tweet you like, making sure to pay attentionto the user that you are copying from.Then scroll up to your text entry box at the top, and begin yourtweet with "RT @username: " then paste your copied text.Or select retweet at the bottom of their message in your newsfeed
How Do I Make My Tweets, RE-Tweetable? Someone can’t retweet you if you take up all 140 characters, add up the number of characters in your twitter handle, and add 5 characters. Subtract that number from 140. That’s how many characters you have to work with.140 - # of characters in Twitter Name - 5 = maximum tweet length for retweeting
Adding a Photo Set-up your account Add photos online or with an email
#followfriday(s)This weekly tradition is an everybody-wins love-fest where peoplerecommend various people theyre following, followed by the#followfriday(s) hashtag.Its a great way to gain new followers and show some love to yourexisting twitter followers.
WeFollow.com Don’t know who to follow, try Wefollow.com
How Am I Going to TweetWhen I’m Not at My Desk?Add twitter on your phoneSearch for Twitter App x phoneonlineLook in your BlackBerry AppWorld or Apple App StoreAsk your friends, or better yet,ask the people on twitter!
How Will My TweetsHelp Canada Games?Social Media helps share our experienceswith those that can’t be in attendance.Your hashtags, help us build....http://www.canadagames2011.ca/en/home/2011live/http://www.stampsconnect.com/
When Can I Try Tweeting Out?Gymnastics Test Event: November 25, 26, 27Exclusive opportunity to see the CanadaGames Centre, and to practice tweeting!Conﬁrm your attendance with: Andrea Young!
Twictionary• Tweet – a twitter submission or posting, limited to 140 character• Tweeps – a group of twitter users that follow each other. your bad- ass online crew.• TweetUp – a public meeting between two or more tweeters.• Tweople – twitter users, twitter people.• Tweeting – the act of posting on twitter.• Tweeter – an active twitter user.• Twoogle – getting near instantaneous answers to questions by simply tweeting.• Tweetheart – that special tweeter that you can’t wait to hear from.• Twoops – an accidental tweet, direct or private message.• Twoosh – a perfect tweet of 140 characters on the ﬁrst try.• Twittering – same as tweeting; posting on twitter.• Twitterer – same as tweeter; an active twitter user.