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Twitter & Facebook 101

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High-level overview of Twitter & Facebook.

High-level overview of Twitter & Facebook.

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  • 1. Social Media 101:Facebook & Twitter
  • 2. Facebook
  • 3. Facebook
    What is it?
    Largest social network on the planet with over 300 million active users (or the 5th largest country in the world).
    A place to connect with and share your life with friends, family, organizations or complete strangers.
  • 4. Facebook
    Why should I use Facebook?
    Facebook has become the global social networking standard
    Not just for college students & 20-somthings anymore
    Connect to friends, family or organizations
    Share comments, photos, videos, games, recommendations
    Fastest growing segment: Women over 55
    - InsideFacebook.com
  • 5. Facebook
    Profile Features
    Applications
    Photo Galleries
    Events
    Discussions
    Links
    Notes
    Privacy Settings
  • 6. Facebook
    Facebook Features
    Fan Page
    Group Page
  • 7. Twitter
  • 8. Twitter
    What is it?
    Twitter is a free social-messaging tool for staying connected in real-time. It is sometimes called a "micro-blogging service" that enables its users to send and read other users' short (140-character) updates, known as tweets.
    - Beth Harte, Ann Handley - MarketingProfs
  • 9. Twitter
    Why should I use Twitter?
    Connect to people with similar interests
    Communicate your opinions, thoughts or expertise
    Find out what other people are saying
    Research
  • 10. Twitter
    Twitter Lingo
    @ - Public message to anyone on Twitter. Use the "@" symbol:
    D– Private (direct) message to someone who follows you. Use the "D" symbol followed by a space:
  • 11. Twitter
    Twitter Lingo
    RT - To repeat or repost a tweet that someone else posted use "RT”
    # - Hashtags are used to keep track of conversations that are happening within Twitter (#azcardinals, #idol, #cat09)
    http://twittonary.com/
  • 12. Twitter
    Getting Started
    Write a good personal bio
    Add your photo
    Customize the background
  • 13. Twitter
    Following People & Businesses
    Do a topical search on subjects you are interested in (Suns, @cschandler, Lost…) at search.twitter.com & follow those profiles
    Look at the people that are your connections are following
    Twitter directories
    WeFollow.com
    Twellow.com
  • 14. Twitter
    Tools
    Twitter management
    Tweetdeck
    Hootsuite
    UberTwitter (BlackBerry)
    URL shorteners
    TinyURL.com
    Bit.ly
    TwitScoop.com
    Exhaustive list of Twitter applications:
    http://www.squidoo.com/twitterapps
  • 15. Connecting Twitter & Facebook
  • 16. Connecting Twitter & Facebook
  • 17. Thank You!
    Kory Kredit
    kory@ConnectionPnt.com
    480.463.4711
    Twitter: @korykredit
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/koryk
    www.ConnectionPointInteractive.com