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Twitter 101

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Twitter 101

  1. 1. Twitter 101 Getting Started! Thursday, January 31, 2013
  2. 2. Step One Enter URL : https://twitter.com Thursday, January 31, 2013
  3. 3. Step Two Don’t have an existing account? Press the yellow button that says “sign up for twitter” Thursday, January 31, 2013
  4. 4. Step Three Enter your information in the following fields Then press “Create my account” Thursday, January 31, 2013
  5. 5. Step Four After creating an account it will show you a list of people/ things to follow, click “follow” on a few that interest you to get you started, then you can move on to the next step. Thursday, January 31, 2013
  6. 6. Step Five Upload a photo to represent you or your company Create a short bio Enter in website of business Add in location Thursday, January 31, 2013
  7. 7. You’ve now entered the Twitter World! http://sweethazzard.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/twitter-world.jpg Thursday, January 31, 2013
  8. 8. Now let’s learn a little about Twitter: Tweet 3-5 times a day (if you don’t tweet you will loose followers) Things TO DO on Twitter: Things NOT TO DO on Twitter: Retweet or reply to meaningful content said by other Twitter members http://tweepi.com/blog/2011/03/tweepi-tips-10-must-know-twitter-pros-cons/ Use hashtags to start a new community around specific topics (start trending) Violence or threats toward any other company or person Excessive tweeting and retweeting Following just anyone Self boasting and self praise Personal talk when using for business Share local events and updates Daily wisdom tweets Thursday, January 31, 2013
  9. 9. Twitter “Lingo” @ = to reply a comment aimed at one user, but visible to the public DM = direct messages sent in private Retweet = sharing someone else’s post often abbreviated as “RT” Hashtag = words beginning with “#” to help track conversations specifically, along with emphasizing what you are talking about Twitpic = posting photos on twitter Avi = your profile twitter picture Thursday, January 31, 2013
  10. 10. Basic Twitter Knowledge There are 140 characters per tweet, keep things simple You can shorten your url’s to post images or blog posts with “Bit.ly” or “Tinyurl” Look for colleagues or employees to boost your number of followers Tweet Away! Thursday, January 31, 2013

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