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Take on Twitter

  1. 1. Take on Twitter<br />Your guide to getting the most out of Twitter.<br />
  2. 2. The Basics<br />Getting Started with Twitter<br />
  3. 3. What is Twitter?<br />140 characters,<br />Post to people that subscribe to you.<br />Each tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you -you can share a lot with a little space. <br />
  4. 4. Why use Twitter?<br />Meet new people, <br />Network/grow professionally, <br />Influence the influencers. <br />You can contribute, or just listen in and retrieve up to the second information. Some people never tweet, they simply use Twitter as a way to get the latest information on their interests. <br />
  5. 5. How do you use Twitter?<br />Start following others,<br />Post some tweets,<br />Get people to follow you.<br />The tweets from people that you follow are aggregated into a stream of updates, kind of like blogs.<br />
  6. 6. Getting started on Twitter<br />Set up an account<br />Enter your profile information so people know who you are<br />Find your friends<br />Select a way to post messages<br />Get posting!<br />Getting started on Twitter is really easy. <br />There are five main steps:<br />
  7. 7. The Twitter Interface<br />
  8. 8. Terminology <br />Need to Know Terms and How They Work<br />
  9. 9. Terminology<br />A ‘tweep’ is a Twitter friend. <br />@mentions<br />People use it to Reply and Mention others, like this: Hello @Twitter! When a username is preceded by the @ sign, it becomes a link to a Twitter profile. <br />D <br />Direct messages are private between only the sender and recipient. Tweets become DMs when they begin with "d username"<br />RT Retweet<br />A tweet by another user, forwarded to you by someone you follow. Often used to spread news or share valuable findings on Twitter.<br />Search <br />A box on your Twitter homepage that allows you to search all public tweets for keywords, usernames, hashtags, or subject. Searches can also be performed at search.twitter.com.<br />
  10. 10. More Terminology<br />Lists <br />Curated groups of other Twitter users. Used to tie specific individuals into a group on your Twitter account. Displayed on the right side menu of your homepage.<br />Favorite <br />To favorite a tweet means to mark it as one of your favorites by clicking the yellow star next to the message.<br />
  11. 11. Hashtags<br />The # symbol is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. Generates a conversation about a particular topic.<br />Some other hashtags I follow: <br /><ul><li>#edchat
  12. 12. #lrnchat
  13. 13. #Buffalo</li></ul>#FF stands for "Follow Friday." Twitter users often suggest who others should follow on Fridays by tweeting with the hashtag #FF.<br />
  14. 14. URL Shortener<br />URL shorteners are used to turn long URLs into shorter URLs. Shortening services can be found online. <br />Google now has it’s own URL shortener. Just type in goog.le into your browser.<br />
  15. 15. Widget<br />A bit of code that can be placed anywhere on the web. Updates regularly with one's Twitter updates in real time. <br />Widgets can be placed on Web sites/blogs/ANGEL- <br />anywhere you can place HTML code.<br />
  16. 16. Accessing Twitter<br />Different Tools for Different Purposes<br />
  17. 17. There are many websites and desktop applications you can use to post to Twitter using instant messaging services or SMS messages.<br />Twitter out of Twitter<br />Most users rarely use the main Twitter website.<br />
  18. 18. TweetDeck<br />
  19. 19. Post to Multiple Accounts using TweetDeck<br />
  20. 20. View your Entire Feed<br />Or Just View a List<br />On TweetDeck you can:<br />
  21. 21. On TweetDeck you can:<br />Follow, Favorite, RT, Reply, Direct Message<br />See your RTs and Mentions<br />
  22. 22. On TweetDeck you can:<br />Show some love to your New Followers!<br />See your Direct Messages<br />
  23. 23. On TweetDeck you can:<br />Follow a Topic or Hashtag<br />
  24. 24. CoTweet<br />
  25. 25. Schedule Tweets on CoTweet<br />
  26. 26. Multiple people can collaborate and manage one Twitter account on CoTweet. <br />
  27. 27. CoTweet has an amazing Searchpad<br />Use the Searchpad to search multiple topics at once and follow the feeds. <br />
  28. 28. Automatic Hashtags per Account<br />Automatic hashtags saves you time. <br />
  29. 29. Tips and Tricks<br />Make the Most out of your Twitter experience.<br />
  30. 30. Position You/Your Company as a Leader<br />
  31. 31. Unique Ways to use Twitter in Business<br />New business generation<br />Get to know companies you want to work with and watch for requests for help from people looking for your services.<br />Solve problems<br /> Monitor for company problems and solve them.<br />Drive conversions<br />Point people towards industry topics and partners.<br />Stay on top of trends <br />Identify the thought leaders in your industry and listen to what they’re saying.<br />
  32. 32. Use Twitter with a Purpose<br />You need substance to your presence, rather than just style.<br />Spotlights their great customer service.<br />Showcases people and personalities in the company.<br />Does both. <br />
  33. 33. Resource<br />http://davefleet.com/<br />
  34. 34. Leah MacViewww.leahmacvie.com<br />@leahmacvie<br />/leah.macvie<br />/in/leahmacvie<br />