ChristaFollow unto others as you would have them do unto you.@comment others to make the most of the experience.Link to your stuff — smartly. Frequently linking to your stuff leads to unfollows. Besides, it defeats tweet purpose.Don’t take non-responses personally. Conversations fly on Twitter, so people might miss it or simply receive too many @replies to respond to every single one.Be patient in getting the hang of Twitter. Twitter’s help is helpless and it has a few quirks for a simple app.Avoid addiction by taking care in using addicting apps like Twhirl and other cool Twittapps or else Twitter will suck you in for more time than you can afford. I curb addiction by checking in twice a day (start and end of day) and no in-between (except weekends).Use your name or else people won’t know who you are. I started with Content Maven and no face photo. Hey, I didn’t know better at the time.
Transcript of "All About Twitter - CiL 2010"
Computers in Libraries<br />April 11, 2010<br />
What is microblogging?<br />The act of blogging that is:<br />Short<br />Fast<br />Easy<br />Mobile<br />
Posting to Twitter<br />A post: “Tweet”<br />Creating a post: “Tweeting”<br />Methods<br />via the Web (twitter.com)<br />via a client (Twhirl, TweetDeck, TwitHive)<br />via a bookmarklet (TwitterBar, TwitThis)<br />via e-mail<br />via SMS (40404)<br />Blog-to-Twitter (twitterfeed)<br />URL’s that extend past the 140 character limit are automatically turned into TinyURLs<br />
Problems<br />TwitterferenceSo many SMS tweets that you can’t make a phone call<br />If it ever goes away, your content is gone<br />Considered too distracting by some<br />If you don’t participate, you won’t get anything out of it<br />
7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience<br />Follow unto others<br />@comment others<br />Link to your stuff<br />Don’t take non-responses personally<br />Be patient<br />Avoid addiction<br />Use your name<br />Source:http://meryl.net/2008/04/01/7-tips-to-a-good-twitter-experience/<br />