Ask questions ; you will get answers from your network.
Think about how your network might retweet; your network will grow as a result of a good tweet.
Provide value through your tweet.
Be yourself .
Example Tweet: @MarkRussell Reply to MarkRussell HashTags: #eLearning and #University Tweet content Number of characters remaining in current tweet (counts down from 140). www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk
Find one or two people who have similar interest to you (use Twitter Search) .
Look at who they follow.
Follow the ones who look interesting to you. By following people outside your ‘normal’ network, they might follow you back ... hey presto, a growing network!
Useful Resources TweetDeck www.tweetdeck.com Desktop application to run and manage followers, tweets, searches, favourites, etc. Bit.Ly www.bit.ly Shorten website links into only 19 characters; leaves you more characters for each tweet! Twitter Search search.twitter.com Search Twitter for names, phrases, people, trends, news, etc. www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk
Mobile Devices TwitterFon www.twitterfon.net TwitterFon is a simple, clean, easy to use, and super fast Twitter client for your iPhone and iPod Touch . TinyTwitter www.tinytwitter.com Will work on all BlackBerry phones and any Java enabled mobile device. Twibble Mobile m.twibble.de Twitter application for Nokia Smartphones. www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk