Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Getting Started With Twitter
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Getting Started With Twitter

312
views

Published on

An introduction to Twitter to the members of the Joseph Project (http://workmatters.org/the_joseph_project/)

An introduction to Twitter to the members of the Joseph Project (http://workmatters.org/the_joseph_project/)


0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
312
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Getting Started With Twitter A practical guide March 24, 2010 SocialMediaRevolutionary.com
  • 2. Overview  Why Twitter?  Things to do on Twitter  Sign up for Twitter  Set up profile  Common actions  Getting organized  Get followers  Dos and Don’ts 2
  • 3. Why Twitter?  Instead of Facebook/LinkedIn/MySpace  Because:  Fast – Only 140 characters  Interesting people talk there  Fun!  Sharing interesting information draws followers. More followers mean more reach and more influence.  Connect with people you wouldn’t normally meet  Public – what you talk about is picked up by search engines 3
  • 4. What Do You Want To Do On Twitter?  Build personal brand  Find friends with similar interest  Show your expertise  Drive traffic to my business  Find new readers for my blog  Share my passion  Communicate what I’m working on with colleagues  Meet my future wife/husband 4
  • 5. Sign Up For Twitter  Go to Twitter.com and click the Join the conversation! Box  Select a username  Use the shortest version of your name possible (ccondray vs. collincondray) to free up more space in Tweets.  Avoid underscores (reduces retweets)  Find connections in your email http://twitter.com/invitations 5
  • 6. Set up your profile  Name – Use your real name  Location – Can help other local people find you  Web – For longer posts try using Posterous or Tumblr  Bio – Should be related to your goal  Picture –use a real picture. Gives you a human face that’s easier to relate to. 6  Design – Change from the default one to make you unique
  • 7. Common Actions @ Replies DMs  Tweet - Individual messages  Messaging Other people  @ Reply - Public  Direct Messages - Private  RT – Retweet  #hashtags  Trending News – #nwastorms  Lists – groups of 7 related users
  • 8. Organizing Your Activity With Hootsuite  Post to all major social media networks from one place (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)  Organize using Twitter lists based on location, topic, personal friends, etc.  Set tweets to be posted during the day when more people might see it 8
  • 9. Link with other networks  Facebook  LinkedIn (or by using the #in tag) 9  Others: MySpace
  • 10. Adding Relevant Followers  Mr Tweet.com  Twello.com 10
  • 11. Now that I’ve got it, what do I do?  Tweet, often and honestly.  Follow friends and interesting people  Don’t Tweet just because you want more followers!  Show people cool stuff.  Re-tweet – share other people’s knowledge  Respond to questions in your area of expertise  Block annoying people and spammers and move on  Use hashtags to organize your content 11
  • 12. Monitor How You Are Doing 12
  • 13. Cool Twitter Tricks  Link Shorteners – bit.ly, is.gd, tinyurl.com  Bit.ly lets you see how interesting your links are to other users  Post pictures or videos with sharing services (TweetPhoto.com, TwitPic.com,Yfrog.com)  Twitterfall (watch this during your favorite sports event)  Keep up with trends – WhatTheTrend.com 13
  • 14. Do’s and Don’t  Do  Fill out your profile completely  Be interesting  Answer questions  Follow interesting people  Don’t  Talk just about yourself. Help others. 14
  • 15. Dos and Don’ts  Don’t just say what you’re doing “I’m having breakfast” or “I’m looking for a job.”  Do show a picture of your breakfast or a link to an interesting article about job hunting.  Other things that can make a Tweet more interesting  Picture (Cute kids are better than actual content)  Link to a website or news story with interesting content  Location sharing (Check out Foursquare, Gowalla, Whrrl, and the mobile version of Twitter for bonus points) 15
  • 16. Homework  Follow me at @ccondray, I’ll put you in a Joseph Project group and I’ll tell people to follow you 16
  • 17. Thank you! Collin Condray Twitter.com/ccondray SocialMediaRevolutionary.com collin@SocialMediaRevolutionary.com