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A very basic presentation on how to use Twitter

A very basic presentation on how to use Twitter

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  • 1. To twit or not to twit
  • 2. Twitter? How retarded…
  • 3. my first twit
  • 4. talk about retarded
  • 5. but what was the noise about? I knew there had to be more to this service
  • 6. so I searched for people with similar interests to mine marketing 2.0 search
  • 7. and started following them who stacyo follows
  • 8. oddly enough, people started following me, too who follows stacyo
  • 9. what I tweet
    • Interesting articles I find
    • General news items
    • News items related to our events
    • Some personal stuff:
          • Having dinner with…
          • Travelling to…
          • Stuck at X airport, etc.
    • Blog posts (when I actually write one…)
    • Stuff I find funny
  • 10. what I like about the tweets of the people I follow
    • Interesting articles they find
    • General news items
    • Blog posts
    • Random stuff
    • Opinions
    • Funny stuff
  • 11. From where to send twitter?
  • 12. or a desktop twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform
  • 13. or Digsby: a desktop twitter client, also tracks Facebook updates and IM
  • 14. apps for smartphones Twitteriffic for iPhone Twitterberry for Blackberry
  • 15. to ponder
    • How many people can you really follow?
    • How many do you want following you?
      • kevinrose.html
    • Must you follow everyone who follows you?
      • Is that rude?
      • Do you care?
      • Depending on who you are that may be impossible
  • 16. avoid twitter mania
    • Some people believe they should read every single update that rolls across their screen
    • Don’t. Just let it roll past like a stream
    • Don’t obsess over reading every little scrap
    • Participate when you can
    • Leave when you can’t
  • 17. twitter poll: ultimate time waster or great tool?
    • The jury may still be out…
      • Great Tool - 54%
      • Ultimate Time Waster - 46%
      • Total Votes: 245
    • When does distraction overwhelm usefulness?
      • Only you can tell
  • 18. how to make it a great tool?
    • Follow people with similar interests
    • Participate
    • Listen to the conversation
    • Join the conversation
    • Create the conversation about your brands and yourself
      • Updates on an event, blog post, press release, etc.
      • Updates during an event
      • Getting others to follow your or your brands’ twitter feeds
  • 19. how to get followers?
    • Follow people with similar interests
          • they tend to follow you back
    • Fill out your profile (under settings)
          • your interests will appear in searches
    • Create useful tweets
          • the content will appear in searches leading folks to follow you
    • Add to sig file and other places you publish
          • Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/stacyo
    • Add twitter RSS feed to your blog with link to follow you
  • 20. vocabulary
    • Twaiting - Twittering while waiting
    • Tweeter/Twitterer - A user of Twitter
    • Tweet(ing) - The act of posting to Twitter
    • Tweets - Posts on Twitter by twitterers.
    • Twittering - To send a Twitter message.
    • Twitterstream - the twitter timeline (public or friends)
    • Twitticisms - Witty tweets
  • 21. tricks
    • tiny URL.com
          • Turn this: http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=209100472
          • Into this: http://tinyurl.com/62bk56
    • direct: d (username)
  • 22. more tricks
    • reply: @ (username)
    • retweet: tweeting something someone else tweeted: retweet (@username insert previous tweet)
  • 23. twitter trick?