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Welcome To Twitter: Twitter For Beginners


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This presentation is an introduction to Twitter.

Welcome To Twitter: Twitter For Beginners

  1. 1. Welcome to Twitter!
  2. 2. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a microblogging site that allows people to share information in 140 characters or less. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has grown more than 1500% year over year in Feb 2009! </li></ul><ul><li>It is now the No.3 social networking site, behind Facebook (#1) and MySpace (#2) </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic indicates MySpace users are moving to Twitter, which leads to the assumption that Twitter and Facebook will be neck-in-neck in terms of popularity and the number of users by the end of the year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Use Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in any industry, and an even better way to connect with fans, booksellers, writers, and fellow colleagues. </li></ul><ul><li>Writers are using Twitter for a variety of different purposes: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote their books and creative works </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss trends in the industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share useful and valuable news articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share personal information, thoughts, ideas, etc… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with fellow Twitter-ers who share the same interests or who want to learn more about you. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share news regarding events in which you are involved. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share insight into the writing process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor conversations people may be having about their books, their interests, and more. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Follow and Be Followed <ul><li>Twitter users can “Follow” other users they find interesting. When this person you are following updates their posts, you will see the update in your Twitter feed (on the main page). </li></ul><ul><li>You can also have “Followers” which are people who want to see your updates, who want to learn more about you, or who want to promote themselves. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tips on How to “Tweet” <ul><li>When you post a message on Twitter, you’ve just posted a “Tweet” </li></ul><ul><li>The most effective and interesting ways to Tweet are as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add a personal spin to your posts. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it dynamic and interesting – we don’t want to read what you eat for breakfast. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pose questions to your followers to get them engaged in conversation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Great examples of awesome Tweets : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> /sourcebooks – Follow the Sourcebooks Team! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – Dominique Raccah </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – Posts great social media news articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – John Kremer, Book Marketing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Twitter Search <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Track and monitor what people are saying about you or your titles. </li></ul><ul><li>You can set alerts that will notify you when anyone tweets about your tracked subject. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Next Steps <ul><li>Once you visit and set up an account, just start Tweeting! The best way to get comfortable with social media and Twitter specifically is to get your feet wet. </li></ul><ul><li>For more tips and a list of recommended tools to download to help organize your tweets and assist you in monitoring conversations, visit the Sourcebooks Authors Tool Kit. </li></ul>