Use it so followers anticipating your talk can get a feel for you. Get more information about who you are. Great way to share articles you find interesting.
Even conferences are straight up putting it on their call for proposals!
James has 40+ followers, Josh has close to 500 followers, 2600hz has 750 followers, and Onnet has 5. Reached a total of around 1300 people. Granted, some are repeats of the same followers. Some ways that it could expanded the reach of this tweet.
Make sure they’re back to back. No space between @handle
Auto-completes those you follow already.
This is how we could have expanded James’ earlier tweet. #Developers
You can only tweet in 140 characters (based on text messaging160 characters, 20 for the handle) so you end up using all sorts of odd acronyms to shorten your message. UR, u, etc. back to middle school days!
Don’t offer much information.
That can be a good place to get started. See who others follow
Q: WHY DO I NEED TO TWEET?A: Because conferences want to know your Twitter Handle. To know you better.
Q: WHY ELSE?A: Quick source of RELEVANT information that’s quickly becoming the standard.
Q: WHY ELSE? A: It’s a great way to ask questions to a wide audience, who WANT to listen to you.James : 40 FollowersJosh: 500 Followers2600hz: 750 Followers How can we expand this even further?Total Reach: 1300+
SO HOW DO I DO THIS THING?@AT REPLIES• When you want to speak to/address a specific handle to ensure it will appear on their Twitter feed• Starting a tweet with an @ reply ≠ .@Handle
@REPLIES CONT.Make sure the user handle is a real handle. Or it will reach the wrong person. And your message gets sucked into the black hole.
#HASHTAGSPurpose: Following discussions and all relevant tweets/information. Spreading your info/tweets to relevant followers/groups.Use Cases: Conferences, Topics (ie: Techmeme Redesign, FreeSWITCH, etc.)GOOD ONES TO USE:#Erlang #BigCouch#FreeSWITCH #CouchDB#Cloud #Developers#Telecom #DevOps Using a hashtag like this could have expanded James’ previous tweet by up to 10 times
WHAT ARE ALL THE ACRONYMS?RT – RETWEETDM – DIRECT MESSAGE (private messages between users. To DM someone, they must be following you)OH – OVERHEARD
WHO TO FOLLOW?Anyone you’d like!• Tech reporters/publications you read most• Your favorite restaurants/food trucks• Customers you reference frequently• Sports teams/reporters• All 2600hertz people! • @thepbxguy @patsullivanSF @jon_blanton• @jamesaimonetti @rlee319 @2600hzMascot• @steve_lum @richardhurlock @dhruvi26
WHAT TO TWEET?• Updates on work you’ve done• Interesting articles you’ve read• New 2600hz blog posts• Conferences you’ll be attending**A lot of this, can be as simple as a RT for @2600hertz, follow closely! ;)