Twitter is all about... sharing stuff discussion and interactiondiscovering great content
What can I do on Twitter?You can write your thoughts Share newsOr simply write how you feel
Who is listening ? If no one is following you, Your message gets lost! When you start using Twitter, Your followers will be “0”At the beginning, it’s frustrating, But normal
Twitter Account SettingsBecome familiar with the account settings
Twitter Terminology Talk to someone!If you put the “@username” before themessage, this user will see your message amongst all the others, it will get their attention.
Twitter Terminology They are listening to YOU!Messages to other users with “@username” arepublic, and everyone who follows both YOU and @username can read it. So make sure you are writing something that can be public
Twitter Terminology It can be PRIVATETwitter is also a place where you can exchangeprivate messages (called “DM” or DirectMessage) with other users.If you use a Smartphone/Iphone it can be agreat replacement of SMS
Twitter Terminology Find out about specific topicsUse the # tag to search for topics you areinterested in.The # tag is a great source of joining in theconversation.
Twitter Terminology RT Re-Tweet othersThis is sharing, or giving credit to other people’s tweetsBy doing this you are forwarding their message to your followers
3rd Party ApplicationsThese are the most popular 3rd party applications Tweetdeck (needs Adobe Air installed) Hootsuite (browser based) Seesmic (needs Adobe Air installed)
Principles of Tweeting• Build new relationships visibility + credibility = profitability (can be seen as voyeurism)• Market Research• Take time to understand Twitter etiquette• Have a strategy• Listen first – then engage• Promote your blog• Tell people you are on Twitter
Principles of Tweeting• Ask Questions and Provide an Answer• Share News and Links• Give Compliments• RT Generously• Recommend Others
Principles of Tweeting• Explain Yourself• Help Others• Market Yourself• Use Insightful Sayings/Quotes• Use Sarcasm with Caution
6 Useful Twitter Tools• Tweriod – Start tweeting when others listen• dlvr.it – Share and track your blog content• Twoolr – Full analytics for your Twitter account• nurph – Deepen your relationships• Buffer – never flood your followers again.• Triberr - Extend your reach, create a tight network of fellow bloggers, sharing posts and exchanging ideas.
Who to followFollow like-minded people, peers, people who sharethe same interests as you. Don’t follow boring anduninteresting people.If you start to follow someone and then find themboring, unfollow them. Good ways to find people:• Wefollow.com• Twellow.com
Twitter Resources/ToolsSocialoomph.com – manages your tweetingSprout Social – social media management for companiesTwitterfeed – automate sending blogs outTweetgrid – creates a search dashboardTweetchat – manage community chatsTwit pic – Post photos on TwitterTwitbacks – Chose a twitter background