A Social Networking site for communicating or
A “tweet” is a short message of 140 Characters or
Users “follow” other users, once users follow you,
your tweets will appear on their homepage
Direct Messages can also be sent to users
Users use hashtags(#) to allow people find similar
topics and tweets such as #navan or #irishbiz
Twitter is good for connecting and networking
with other users who share your interest, job
skills, geographical area and business products.
Users can get instant results on what is being
communicated about your business, staff or
Twitter is a constant source of ideas, resources
Customers often tweet for customer and
It is an instant line of communication
Your username should be you brand name such as
Start following people that you would like to follow you back
such as followers of the Local Chamber of Commerce
Share knowledge, become an authority.
Keep your tweets interesting or informative
Give compliments on twitter to other businesses eg if your in a
restaurant who are on twitter, tweet them to say you had a nice
Generate some interaction with people who you are following.
Don’t get too controversial on twitter while using your business
account, remember you are representing your business.
Use Twitter to drive traffic to your website
Tweet links to websites which will engage your followers.
Include current trending keywords in your tweets
A hashtag groups tweets on a particular
subject. When you add a ‘#’ in front of a word
it automatically creates a link
One of the most popular hashtags in Ireland
is the #vinb which creates conversations
relating to the Vincent Browne TV show.
Tweet: A single twitter message of 140 Characters or
Profile: Your twitter persona, including contact info
and 160 character profile
Follower: Unilateral relationship in which a person
chooses to receive all of your tweets
Tweetstream: The flow of tweets from people you
Public timeline: The globally visible Twitter Stream
@reply : Public Response to a single user that is
shown on both users public timeline
Retweet: Twitter message forwarded to another
Direct Message : Private tweet equivalent to
Block: Prevent a user from following you
Tweetup: Meeting organised via twitter
List: Group of tweeters
Favourite : Saved Tweet
Geotag : Optional geographical location
Facebook trends help a user
discover what users are tweeting
about on twitter at a given time will
allow users to join in conversations
and become noticed.
Trends taken from Sunday
They allow you reach a specific target
They allow you monitor your reputation
They allow better customer service
They allow you promote special events or
They help you find relevant twitter chats
Every Wednesday night between 9-11pm
twitter comes alive with Irish entrepreneurs
discussing business and their industry. It’s
virtual business networking.
It is a form of virtual/social business
The attending business spend the evening
networking from the comfort of their own
desk or sofa!
One of the key elements of a tweet is being
able to generate traffic to your website from
it however with only 140 characters in a tweet
it is important that links be short.
In order for tweets to be kept short URL’s
need to be shortened using a URL shortener.
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