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  • How to Twitter

    1. 1. How to By Jose Martinez-Garriga JMG - Social Media/Public Relations
    2. 4. <ul><li>Use a name that you’ve established on other websites or blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Using your real or business name makes it easier for search engines to find you. </li></ul>
    3. 7. <ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>TWEETS – posts on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>TWEETING – act of posting a tweet </li></ul><ul><li>FRIEND – person you are following </li></ul><ul><li>FOLLOWER – person following you </li></ul>
    4. 10. <ul><li>FOLLOW at least a few people you do not already know. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Leaders, Peers & Thought Leaders, Influential people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wefollow.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.twellow.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://tagwalk.com </li></ul></ul>
    5. 11. <ul><li>Start Tweeting - Tell people what you are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Phone </li></ul>
    6. 14. <ul><li>A direct message (DM) is a private tweet </li></ul><ul><li>that appears in your twitter inbox. You </li></ul><ul><li>can only direct message a person that is </li></ul><ul><li>following you… </li></ul>
    7. 15. DM @jmartinezTX Thanks for teaching me how to tweet
    8. 16. <ul><li>Retweet – the retweet (RT) allows you to share the best links & tweets you have found with your followers. </li></ul>
    9. 17. Yadda, yadda, yadda http://ow.ly/5XdB2 via @OriginalPosterName
    10. 18. RT @OriginalPosterName yadda,yadda, yadda http://ow.ly/5XdB2
    11. 19. <ul><li>Aim for a clear message and then figure out how to credit the original twitterer. </li></ul><ul><li>It is good twitter etiquette to maintain the original shortened URL because the original twitterer may be tracking click-throughs. </li></ul>
    12. 20. <ul><li>RETWEET(RT) </li></ul><ul><li>How-tos and instructional stories </li></ul><ul><li>News, especially breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Warnings – spam or virus that is circulating </li></ul><ul><li>Freebies and contests </li></ul>
    13. 21. <ul><li>#Hashtags – (#symbol+word/phrase) can be added to your tweet making it easier to search for </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the chances your tweet will become a trending topic </li></ul>
    14. 23. Learning how to tweet using #twitter, thanks #JMGSMPR
    15. 24. <ul><li>Tracking Trends Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.whatthetrend.com – lists trending topics along with description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow @TweetingTrends which posts a message whenever a new topic hits the list </li></ul></ul>
    16. 27. <ul><li>What Can We Learn From #McDStories? </li></ul>
    17. 28. <ul><li>Hashtag Tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Group Chat – designate a hashtag </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetgrid.com or tweetchat.com </li></ul><ul><li>hashtags are not case sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question on Twitter and give a hashtag people can use to share their answers </li></ul>
    18. 29. What is working in your jobsearch ? #cfg
    19. 30. <ul><li>http://www.twitscoop.com – shows a tag cloud of terms that are becoming increasingly popular on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitturly.com * temp. closed </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tweetmeme.com </li></ul><ul><li>Both track and rank URLs flying through the Twittersphere. </li></ul>
    20. 31. <ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tweetstats.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://mentionmapp.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://activist.visitmix.com </li></ul><ul><li>Hootsuite </li></ul>
    21. 33. <ul><li>Tools For The Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tweetmyjobs.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitjobsearch.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://tweetafile.com/ - resume </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.visualcv.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jobhunt.org </li></ul>
    22. 34. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://tweetbeep.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tweetdeck.com </li></ul>
    23. 35. Questions? <ul><li>Jose Martínez-Garriga </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Marketing Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>972-832-6173 </li></ul>@jmartinezTX www.facebook.com/JMG.SMPR www.jmg-smpr.com

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