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Taunton Tech Talk

  1. 1. Twitter: For Business and PleasureSOUTH SHORE COMPUTER REPAIRAPRIL 2012
  2. 2. What Is Twitter?For an individual, Twitter is an information network. On Twitter, anyone can read,write and share messages of up to 140 characters. These messages (called“tweets”) are public and available to anyone interested in them. Twitter userssubscribe to your messages by following your account. Followers receive everyone of your messages in their timeline.As a business owner, you can use Twitter to quickly share information, gathermarket intelligence and insights and build relationships with people who careabout your company.
  3. 3. Twitter Terminology Twitter has a language all its own...If you see… It means this…RT RE-TWEETExample: RT @SSCRepair: Local Author’s Book Now Available On A re-tweet is a way of sharing with the people who follow you onCreateSpace - Twitter something you think is interesting (or that you think your followers will find interesting)MT MODIFIED TWEETExample: MT @SSCRepair: Local Author’s Book Now Available On Similar to a re-tweet but slightly changing the original tweetCreateSpace - Perfect for kids (big & little)! message#fb@USERNAME MENTIONExample: @SSCRepair’s Marketing Chick is really looking forward This is a way to publicly direct your tweet to any Twitter user. Itto talking with @AnyPCservice on Monday afternoon! makes your message stand out a little more but is still public for all to see.D or DM DIRECT MESSAGEExample: DM @AnyPCservice: What would you like @SSCRepair A direct message is private between you and anyone you includeto talk about on Monday’s radio show? in the direct message. This is good for quick conversation or information sharing that you don’t want the world to see.
  4. 4. Twitter Terminology Twitter has a language all its own...If you see… It means this…#FF FOLLOW FRIDAYExample: This week’s #FF goes out to @FlatIronCafe and Following someone on Twitter that you think your followers might@AnyPCservice. Great food from first; interesting chat w/second! find interesting or useful? The Follow Friday trend was started to call attention to other tweeps That last Twitter term brings us to perhaps the most confusing of all Twitter lingo: The Hashtag (#)… Users often prepend # to words in their Tweets to categorize them for others. Think of hashtags as the theme of your Tweet. Users can then click on a hashtag to see other similarly-themed tweets and find yours in search. Example Tweet: Upside of #CSCGSC? Seeing peeps & great presentations. Downside? I had to wear shoes for four days. #homeworkerproblems
  5. 5. Individual/Consumer Twitter UsageGot a problem with a particular product or service and can’t get a resolution viacustomer service? Send them a tweet – you’d be surprised what happens whenyou direct a public tweet to a company. It can be easier and faster to get bettercustomer service via Twitter.Want to follow a breaking news story? Use Twitter’s search engine( to find out who’s tweeting about the latest local,national or global breaking story. You can either start following their tweets aboutthat story or see which hashtags are being used to report on that story and followthose.Looking for local businesses and services or something to do on a Saturdaynight? Twitter is a great way to find out local news, information and resourcesfrom people, business and government in your area of interest.
  6. 6. Business Twitter UsageBuild your following, reputation and customers trust with these simple practices:1. Share. Share photos and behind the scenes info about your business. Even better, give a glimpse of developing projects and events. Users come to Twitter to get and share the latest, so give it to them!2. Listen. Regularly monitor the comments about your company, brand, and products.3. Ask. Ask questions of your followers to glean valuable insights and show that you are listening.4. Respond. Respond to compliments and feedback in real time5. Reward. Tweet updates about special offers, discounts and time-sensitive deals.6. Demonstrate wider leadership and know-how. Reference articles and links about the bigger picture as it relates to your business.7. Champion your stakeholders. Retweet and reply publicly to great tweets posted by your followers and customers.8. Establish the right voice. Twitter users tend to prefer a direct, genuine, and of course, a likable tone from your business, but think about your voice as you Tweet. How do you want your business to appear to the Twitter community? Source:
  7. 7. How Are Local Businesses Using Twitter?’s “Computer Guy” tweets out technology and marketing information andadvice as well shares information about local businesses, services and events.
  8. 8. Iron Café loves to talk about their daily specials and what’s happening in andaround Middleboro, Massachusetts.
  9. 9.’s favorite local newspaper shares links to various articles in the latest edition aswell sharing information from in and around Taunton, Massachusetts.
  10. 10. Twitter Resources Sign-up for Twitter by going to  Smartphone users (Apple, Android You can use their and Windows) have a variety of website to start finding people and mobile Twitter options as well. businesses to follow and start  Android: Check out Nerd Magazine’s 7 tweeting immediately. Popular and Best Twitter Apps - If you want to use a Twitter and-best-twitter-applicationapps-for- desktop client (not your web android-in-2012/ browser) to read and send tweets,  iPhone: Check out’s 5 check out Windmill Networking’s iPhone Twitter Apps That Do More list of the top 20 desktop clients for Than Tweet - Twitter at URL: one-twitter-apps/ 012/01/31/top-20-twitter-clients-  Windows: Back to Nerd Magazine and their listing of the 5 Best Twitter Apps 2012/ For Windows 7 Phones - applications-for-windows-mobile/
  12. 12. Who Are We?South Shore Computer Repair was created in January2007 with the sole purpose of providing superior PCand IT services to home and small-business clients.We provide these services in our store, in your home oroffice or remotely.We are a small, family-run business that prides itselfin not only reacting to your computer needs butproviding proactive service, news and information toall of our clients.
  13. 13. John Neely, The Computer Guy John’s career has spanned a variety of industries, interests and talents but has been a computer geek since day one. He started South Shore Computer Repair after repeatedly hearing computer repair horror stories from friends, family and colleagues. Finding a trustworthy computer repair shop among the dozens in business in this area can be a challenging task and John’s goal is to offer affordable, reliable and trustworthy support and services to individuals and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts. John is a native of Carver but now lives with his lovely wife, Sherri, in Middleboro.Sherri Hartlen-Neely, The Marketing ChickSherri has over 20 years of communications, marketing, public relationsand event planning experience. She has put these talents to use in thepublishing, insurance, museum and consulting industries. Sherri is notonly responsible for marketing and communications for South ShoreComputer Repair, but also offers a variety of marketing services to ourcorporate clients. Sherri grew up in Boston and Newton but choseMiddleboro as her home in 2005.
  14. 14. Contact Us Any Time; Operators Are Standing By! South Shore Computer Repair 238 Centre Street Middleboro, Massachusetts 02346 Phone: 508.947.1966 Email: Web: Twitter: Facebook: can also find us on Angie’s List, Foursquare, Google+ and Yelp
  15. 15. Shop Hours Tuesday through Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMIf our shop hours do not fit within your hectic schedule, please contact us to setup a private appointment.

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On Monday, April 30, 2012 South Shore Computer Repair's Marketing Chick will be on Taunton Tech Tech ( talking with Leif Glass on Taunton Tech Talk. These slides are what we will be talking about and can be used for future reference.


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