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Getting Started With Twitter, Part 2



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  • 1. Getting Started With Twitter Part 2 Setting It All Up April 21, 2010
  • 2. Overview  Sign up for Twitter  Set up profile  Getting organized  Link to other social networks  Add relevant followers  Find out more about followers  Auto Follow  NWA Hashtags  Security  Etiquette  Spotting Bots 2
  • 3. Sign Up For Twitter  Go to 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 3
  • 4. 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. 4  Design – Change from the default one to make you unique
  • 5. 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 5
  • 6. Link with other networks  Facebook  LinkedIn (or by using the #in tag) 6  Others: MySpace
  • 7. Adding Relevant Followers  Mr  7
  • 8. Find Out More About Followers With Twimailer Extra information 8
  • 9. Autofollow New Followers Using 9
  • 10. NWA Hashtags  #479  #NWAark  Zip codes (  Bentonville #72712  Fayetteville #72701  Rogers #72756 #72758
  • 11. Keeping Safe  Remember everything but DMs are public  Make sure you don’t put out any personal information (email, home address, etc.) 11
  • 12. Etiquette  You tweet, you don’t twit  Give Credit: RT, via, ht.  Don’t just blast out to your followers, interact with them  Know the difference between Reply and DM  Do not retweet yourself  When retweeting someone else’s retweet, it’s sometimes okay to drop the secondary source and just retweet the original poster of the information.
  • 13. Spotting Bots Hot chick picture Following/Followers out of proportion Incomplete or non Unrelated posts descriptive profile Generic news stories information
  • 14. Thank you! Collin Condray