Twitter TipsTwitter is What You Make of It   • Instead of using all 140 characters, limit your tweets to 120     character...
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2011 CoSN Conference - Twitter Tips

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The Twitter Tips card was designed for the 2011 CoSN Conference, and provides tips for growing your Twitter following and sharing useful, relevant content with your key audiences.

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2011 CoSN Conference - Twitter Tips

  1. 1. Twitter TipsTwitter is What You Make of It • Instead of using all 140 characters, limit your tweets to 120 characters to optimize the opportunity for retweets. • To save characters, limit punctuation use. Tweets are typically informal, so include punctuation only when needed for clarity. • Provide more context to your links by customizing them. For example, instead of generating a generic bit.ly link to the CoSN Conference website, create http://bit.ly/CoSN11 to build more interest. • Make your tweets interesting and useful by including links and hashtags. For example, instead of “I’m attending the CoSN Conference,” share “On my way to the @CoSN Conference in New Orleans http://bit.ly/CoSN11 #CoSN11”. • Add other multimedia elements by utilizing Twitpic (twitpic.com) or YouTube (youtube.com) to include images.Build and Grow Your Following • Aside from following those you know, use Twitter as a means for networking. Follow people you meet at conferences and events; they may return the favor. • In addition, grow your follower base by using online Twitter directories, such as wefollow.com or listorious.com. • Show appreciation for those who follow you by following them back; however, avoid looking like a spammer - don’t follow too many people at once. • Every now and then, review who you are following and remove those who are inactive or simply don’t share content that interests you. • Remember - people are following you for the content you share, so be sure to stay active and engage with others. Twitter success is a combination of sharing, listening and engaging. • Spread the word outside of Twitter by including your handle (@name) on your website, business cards, blog, and within your e-mail signature. Compiled by: C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. Public Relations for the Education Industry www.cblohm.com @CBlohmAssoc
  2. 2. Twitter TipsWhen used effectively, a Twitter account can be a very beneficialtool for developing a network of clients, media contacts andindustry leaders. It’s important to identify, follow and reach out tothe individuals, groups and organizations who interest you andhave helpful information to share. Education Media @LearningForward @convergemag @SETDA @DA_magazine @SIIA_Education @digidirections @EdNETBiz @educationweek @edutopia Worthy Edu-Tweeters @eschoolnews (Edublog Award nominees) @EdWeekTeacher @web20classroom @TheMailbox @courosa @techlearning @ShellTerrell @sljournal @tomwhitby @TheBigDealBook @larryferlazzo @THE_Journal @BudTheTeacher @USNewsEducation Education Advocates Education Organizations @edReformer @AASAHQ @DigLearningNow @ASCD @ExcelinEd @CoSN @All4Ed @ISTE @EdEquality “The power of social networking can at times be unforeseen, but it is clearly a tool for advocacy at every level in education.” ~ Heather Wolpert-Gawron (@tweenteacher)Hashtags are a community-driven convention for addingadditional context and metadata to your tweets, enabling Twitterusers to easily spread information and follow topic-relateddiscussions or group conversations. Simply prefix a word with ahash symbol, and add it in your tweet. Hot Hashtags #edpolicy #CoSN11 #EETT #edchat #masteringthemoment #edtech #CoSN_LML #education #CoSN_OCP #EduIT #GreenComputing Compiled by: C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. Public Relations for the Education Industry www.cblohm.com @CBlohmAssoc

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