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Twitter & Facebook 101

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

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