What the Heck is Twitter?

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  • Introduction
    - Remind Audience to ask questions or make comments at any time
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • - Ask Question to audience of “What they think twitter is?”- Gather Responses
    - Official Answer from Twitter.Com “Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.”
    - Creating an account is free. - Updating your account -- with a status message or "Tweet" - - is as simple as typing what you want to say to the Twitter community and
    clicking send. - The service is opt-in, which means you have to choose to “follow” a Twitterer to get their updates.
    - When opening an account, you have the option of “protecting your updates” to limit access to your updates.
    - Note that if you protect your updates you will limit the amount of people following you and listening to what you have to Tweet.
  • Why Twitter
    - Twitter is about your personality and your brand. You can easily customize the look and- feel of your profile to better fit your personality and we recommend you do so.
    - You should use your real name so that you’re easy to find on a search and so that your friends will recognize you when you follow them.
    - Twitter is unique in the way it connects people directly. - We often refer to it as a very large, never-ending group conversation where the people you find interesting post links to news items, funny videos, their latest blog posts, pictures, and thoughts, but
    - Twitter can go even further for you and your organization.
  • Why Twitter
    - Twitter is about your personality and your brand. You can easily customize the look and- feel of your profile to better fit your personality and we recommend you do so.
    - You should use your real name so that you’re easy to find on a search and so that your friends will recognize you when you follow them.
    - Twitter is unique in the way it connects people directly. - We often refer to it as a very large, never-ending group conversation where the people you find interesting post links to news items, funny videos, their latest blog posts, pictures, and thoughts, but
    - Twitter can go even further for you and your organization.
  • Why Twitter
    - Twitter is about your personality and your brand. You can easily customize the look and- feel of your profile to better fit your personality and we recommend you do so.
    - You should use your real name so that you’re easy to find on a search and so that your friends will recognize you when you follow them.
    - Twitter is unique in the way it connects people directly. - We often refer to it as a very large, never-ending group conversation where the people you find interesting post links to news items, funny videos, their latest blog posts, pictures, and thoughts, but
    - Twitter can go even further for you and your organization.
  • Why Twitter
    - Twitter is about your personality and your brand. You can easily customize the look and- feel of your profile to better fit your personality and we recommend you do so.
    - You should use your real name so that you’re easy to find on a search and so that your friends will recognize you when you follow them.
    - Twitter is unique in the way it connects people directly. - We often refer to it as a very large, never-ending group conversation where the people you find interesting post links to news items, funny videos, their latest blog posts, pictures, and thoughts, but
    - Twitter can go even further for you and your organization.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • - Clarify the expectations ahead of time: At its basic function, Twitter is a form of communication. What are your specific goals for using Twitter?
    Do you want to expose your personal brand more? Get more hits to your website? Keep up with what Celebrates are doing? Or just see what all the fuss is about?
    - Assign responsibility: Who is going to be doing the writing? The candidate, press secretary, body person, the Internet team? Everyone?
    If this is an organization will a specific person do the tweeting? If its a personal account - assign time in your day for Twitter or it could overtake your life.
    - Integrate it: Determine how Twitter fits into the other social media tools that you’re already using. This might include using the embed script on your blog or website. Twitter limits updates to 140 characters, so it’s ideal for mobile devices.
    - Do it right: Are you prepared to be e-mailed with continuous @ replies and follow updates that you are on top of 24/7? You can change the settings, but don’t overextend and twitter out.
    Twitter just like other Social Media tools likes to keep you updated
    - Less is more: Rather than stretch out staff resources over as many platforms as possible, without doing anything well, choose a couple of platforms and do them right.
    Its a simple rule that applies to twitter - you want to have quality postings and not just rush to post 20 things that are not useful.
  • Just step through each point in order
    - Status Box
    - Home
    - Profile
    - Find People
    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
  • Just step through each point in order
    - Status Box
    - Home
    - Profile
    - Find People
    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
  • Just step through each point in order
    - Status Box
    - Home
    - Profile
    - Find People
    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
  • Just step through each point in order
    - Status Box
    - Home
    - Profile
    - Find People
    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - Home
    - Profile
    - Find People
    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - Settings
    - Following/Followers/Updates
    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - @YourTwitterName
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
    - Trending Topics
    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
    - Favorites
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    - Twitter Updates
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    - @YourTwitterName
    - Direct Messages
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  • - Sending tweets allows family, friends, colleagues, and even journalists to see what you’re currently doing without having to be contacted individually.
    - Perhaps you just read an excellent editorial by the WSJ that you want to say something about --tweet it and include the link to the story.
    - One of your friends on Twitter just Tweeted a great thought – reply to that person.
    - Jon Stewart just released a hilarious new YouTube video -- tweet it and share the link.
    - You just ate an awesome steak at the latest hot spot in town -- tweet it (even upload a picture and link to it if you’d like).

    Example: Posting for a good dinner spot in Birmingham for my anniversary - 3 immediate responses.
  • - Sending tweets allows family, friends, colleagues, and even journalists to see what you’re currently doing without having to be contacted individually.
    - Perhaps you just read an excellent editorial by the WSJ that you want to say something about --tweet it and include the link to the story.
    - One of your friends on Twitter just Tweeted a great thought – reply to that person.
    - Jon Stewart just released a hilarious new YouTube video -- tweet it and share the link.
    - You just ate an awesome steak at the latest hot spot in town -- tweet it (even upload a picture and link to it if you’d like).

    Example: Posting for a good dinner spot in Birmingham for my anniversary - 3 immediate responses.
  • - Sending tweets allows family, friends, colleagues, and even journalists to see what you’re currently doing without having to be contacted individually.
    - Perhaps you just read an excellent editorial by the WSJ that you want to say something about --tweet it and include the link to the story.
    - One of your friends on Twitter just Tweeted a great thought – reply to that person.
    - Jon Stewart just released a hilarious new YouTube video -- tweet it and share the link.
    - You just ate an awesome steak at the latest hot spot in town -- tweet it (even upload a picture and link to it if you’d like).

    Example: Posting for a good dinner spot in Birmingham for my anniversary - 3 immediate responses.
  • - Sending tweets allows family, friends, colleagues, and even journalists to see what you’re currently doing without having to be contacted individually.
    - Perhaps you just read an excellent editorial by the WSJ that you want to say something about --tweet it and include the link to the story.
    - One of your friends on Twitter just Tweeted a great thought – reply to that person.
    - Jon Stewart just released a hilarious new YouTube video -- tweet it and share the link.
    - You just ate an awesome steak at the latest hot spot in town -- tweet it (even upload a picture and link to it if you’d like).

    Example: Posting for a good dinner spot in Birmingham for my anniversary - 3 immediate responses.
  • - Sending tweets allows family, friends, colleagues, and even journalists to see what you’re currently doing without having to be contacted individually.
    - Perhaps you just read an excellent editorial by the WSJ that you want to say something about --tweet it and include the link to the story.
    - One of your friends on Twitter just Tweeted a great thought – reply to that person.
    - Jon Stewart just released a hilarious new YouTube video -- tweet it and share the link.
    - You just ate an awesome steak at the latest hot spot in town -- tweet it (even upload a picture and link to it if you’d like).

    Example: Posting for a good dinner spot in Birmingham for my anniversary - 3 immediate responses.
  • - A hashtag is an agreed upon term used with “#” before it.
    - It was our hope that it provided a way to track and actively participate in the conversation, meet-up with new and old friends, and follow what was happening in real-time.

    - Twitter realizes the power of hashtags and has included a spot for them in their most recent version.
    - In the new user interface, the “Trending Topics” section of http://twitter.com in the right hand column of the logged-in view shows us the most current items of interest including hashtags.

    - http://search.twitter.com has become such an important resource that Twitter also includes it in the right hand menu.
    - tweets are indexed for future searches by Google
  • - A hashtag is an agreed upon term used with “#” before it.
    - It was our hope that it provided a way to track and actively participate in the conversation, meet-up with new and old friends, and follow what was happening in real-time.

    - Twitter realizes the power of hashtags and has included a spot for them in their most recent version.
    - In the new user interface, the “Trending Topics” section of http://twitter.com in the right hand column of the logged-in view shows us the most current items of interest including hashtags.

    - http://search.twitter.com has become such an important resource that Twitter also includes it in the right hand menu.
    - tweets are indexed for future searches by Google
  • - A hashtag is an agreed upon term used with “#” before it.
    - It was our hope that it provided a way to track and actively participate in the conversation, meet-up with new and old friends, and follow what was happening in real-time.

    - Twitter realizes the power of hashtags and has included a spot for them in their most recent version.
    - In the new user interface, the “Trending Topics” section of http://twitter.com in the right hand column of the logged-in view shows us the most current items of interest including hashtags.

    - http://search.twitter.com has become such an important resource that Twitter also includes it in the right hand menu.
    - tweets are indexed for future searches by Google
  • - A hashtag is an agreed upon term used with “#” before it.
    - It was our hope that it provided a way to track and actively participate in the conversation, meet-up with new and old friends, and follow what was happening in real-time.

    - Twitter realizes the power of hashtags and has included a spot for them in their most recent version.
    - In the new user interface, the “Trending Topics” section of http://twitter.com in the right hand column of the logged-in view shows us the most current items of interest including hashtags.

    - http://search.twitter.com has become such an important resource that Twitter also includes it in the right hand menu.
    - tweets are indexed for future searches by Google
  • - A hashtag is an agreed upon term used with “#” before it.
    - It was our hope that it provided a way to track and actively participate in the conversation, meet-up with new and old friends, and follow what was happening in real-time.

    - Twitter realizes the power of hashtags and has included a spot for them in their most recent version.
    - In the new user interface, the “Trending Topics” section of http://twitter.com in the right hand column of the logged-in view shows us the most current items of interest including hashtags.

    - http://search.twitter.com has become such an important resource that Twitter also includes it in the right hand menu.
    - tweets are indexed for future searches by Google
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • Desktop Clients
    Seesmic
    TweetDeck
    Tweetie
    URL Shortening
    Bit.ly - Statistics for registrered users
    su.pr - New. StumbleUpon Integration, stats, custom Domain Shoretning with your website URL.
    Tool Pack
    Hoot Suite - Multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, tools to measure success of tweets
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • U.S. Government on Twitter
    Public officials, government agencies, and The White House are now on Twitter. You
    can find a comprehensive list of government officials by going to
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment
    Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter
    - List of TC on Twitter in 3 categories: MOst Followers, Most INteresting, and Most Follows
    Journalists using Twitter:
    - As a means to help PR people keep up with journalists and media outlets utilizing the social media microblogging application Twitter, My Creative Team has begun this wiki. The list initially was compiled at our blog, THINKing, from information provided by Red66, CNET, Poynter, as well as Twitter keyword searches on terms such as "journalist" and "reporter". Additionally, we found some Twitter accounts to be very helpful references, including @reportingon and @usnews. With this wiki now online, we look forward to having others contribute to the list. I've broken the list into sections, one for media people and one for media outlets. If you make additions, please keep them in alphabetical order.
    Nonprofits Using Twitter
    - List of Non Profits on Twitter
    Businesses Using Twitter
    - Mashable - Smart brands use Twitter in meaningful ways, and most of them use their brand name as a way to make sure customers can find and recognize them. This piece, and the knowledge I learned from the incessant hours invested, demonstrate why brands do belong on Twitter. No other medium gets you inside a business or brand quiet like Twitter.
    - ExecTweets is a resource to help you find and follow the top business executives on Twitter. Created by Federated Media, in partnership with Microsoft, ExecTweets is a platform that aggregates the tweets of top business execs and empowers the community to surface the most insightful, business-related tweets.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Make sure to get your URL that is meaningful and not hard to remember
    2. Give it 21 days. It takes 21 days of doing something before it becomes a habit.
    3. Follow ppl you find interesting or what to know more about and most importantly reply to their tweets. If they ask a question reply back. If they say something you do not agree with - let them know. Twitter is a conversation.
    4. Remove ppl if they are not what you thought they would be. If you started following someone b/c of one interesting tweet and then they are not interesting anymore - unfollow them. There is no harm at all in that.
    5. For it to become a habit it needs to be worked into your daily routine. TO do this it needs to be easily accessible.
  • 1. Being easily accessible means it needs to be on your smartphone or mobile device.
    2. I have 3 ppl that I find their tweets interesting enough to SMS to me. 1 of those ppl is my brother, 1 is my companies SVN Changelog, and the 3rd is CNN.
    3. Always think before you reply/tweet something. Its just like email - whatever you say is going to be out there for all to see.
    4. Instant traffic for your blog is to pipe it into Twitter. You might want to post it manually to add some questions/comments to the tweet.
    5. Ask questions of your followers - its a quick and easy ice breaker for starting a twitter conversation.
  • 1. Being easily accessible means it needs to be on your smartphone or mobile device.
    2. I have 3 ppl that I find their tweets interesting enough to SMS to me. 1 of those ppl is my brother, 1 is my companies SVN Changelog, and the 3rd is CNN.
    3. Always think before you reply/tweet something. Its just like email - whatever you say is going to be out there for all to see.
    4. Instant traffic for your blog is to pipe it into Twitter. You might want to post it manually to add some questions/comments to the tweet.
    5. Ask questions of your followers - its a quick and easy ice breaker for starting a twitter conversation.
  • 1. Being easily accessible means it needs to be on your smartphone or mobile device.
    2. I have 3 ppl that I find their tweets interesting enough to SMS to me. 1 of those ppl is my brother, 1 is my companies SVN Changelog, and the 3rd is CNN.
    3. Always think before you reply/tweet something. Its just like email - whatever you say is going to be out there for all to see.
    4. Instant traffic for your blog is to pipe it into Twitter. You might want to post it manually to add some questions/comments to the tweet.
    5. Ask questions of your followers - its a quick and easy ice breaker for starting a twitter conversation.
  • 1. Being easily accessible means it needs to be on your smartphone or mobile device.
    2. I have 3 ppl that I find their tweets interesting enough to SMS to me. 1 of those ppl is my brother, 1 is my companies SVN Changelog, and the 3rd is CNN.
    3. Always think before you reply/tweet something. Its just like email - whatever you say is going to be out there for all to see.
    4. Instant traffic for your blog is to pipe it into Twitter. You might want to post it manually to add some questions/comments to the tweet.
    5. Ask questions of your followers - its a quick and easy ice breaker for starting a twitter conversation.
  • 1. Being easily accessible means it needs to be on your smartphone or mobile device.
    2. I have 3 ppl that I find their tweets interesting enough to SMS to me. 1 of those ppl is my brother, 1 is my companies SVN Changelog, and the 3rd is CNN.
    3. Always think before you reply/tweet something. Its just like email - whatever you say is going to be out there for all to see.
    4. Instant traffic for your blog is to pipe it into Twitter. You might want to post it manually to add some questions/comments to the tweet.
    5. Ask questions of your followers - its a quick and easy ice breaker for starting a twitter conversation.
  • What the Heck is Twitter?

    1. 1. What the Heck is Twitter? An Introduction to Twitter Jeff Vreeland | @jvreeland VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    2. 2. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    3. 3. What is Twitter? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    4. 4. What is Twitter? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    5. 5. What is Twitter? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    6. 6. What is Twitter? Online Community answering one question VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    7. 7. What is Twitter? Online Community answering one question “What are you doing?” VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    8. 8. Why Twitter? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    9. 9. Why Twitter? Twitter is your brand and your personality VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    10. 10. Why Twitter? Twitter is your brand and your personality Twitter is a large never ending conversation VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    11. 11. Why Twitter? Twitter is your brand and your personality Twitter is a large never ending conversation Picture/Links/Video/Comments VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    12. 12. Why Twitter? Twitter is your brand and your personality Twitter is a large never ending conversation Picture/Links/Video/Comments With 5+ million users, why not? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    13. 13. Ok I Signed up, Now What? VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    14. 14. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    15. 15. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: Clarify the expectations ahead of time VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    16. 16. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: Clarify the expectations ahead of time Assign responsibility VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    17. 17. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: Clarify the expectations ahead of time Assign responsibility Integrate it VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    18. 18. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: Clarify the expectations ahead of time Assign responsibility Integrate it Do it Right VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    19. 19. Ok I Signed up, Now What? @JeromeArmstrong’s 5 Things to Think Through First: Clarify the expectations ahead of time Assign responsibility Integrate it Do it Right Less is more VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    20. 20. Status Box to answer the question “What are you doing?”
    21. 21. Status Box to Home (Current answer the question View) list your “What are you followers status doing?”
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    23. 23. Status Box to Home (Current answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status doing?”
    24. 24. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?”
    25. 25. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you
    26. 26. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you @YourTwitterName See who mentioned you in their tweets or replied to you
    27. 27. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you @YourTwitterName See who mentioned you in their tweets or replied to you Direct Messages Private Messages from other Twitter Users
    28. 28. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you @YourTwitterName See who mentioned you in their tweets or replied to you Direct Messages Private Messages from other Twitter Users Favorites List of tweets you snagged as “Favorite”
    29. 29. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you @YourTwitterName See who mentioned you in their tweets or replied to you Direct Messages Private Messages from other Twitter Users Favorites List of tweets you snagged as “Favorite” Trending Topics are topics that are mentioned often on Twitter
    30. 30. Status Box to Home (Current Settings Update answer the question Profile is a list of Find People lets you View) list your and personalize “What are you all of your tweets find or invite friends followers status your profile doing?” Following: the number of people you are following Followers: the number of people who are following you Updates: the total number of tweets made by you @YourTwitterName See who mentioned you in their tweets or replied to you Twitter Updates from all of your Direct Messages followers Private Messages from other Twitter Users Favorites List of tweets you snagged as “Favorite” Trending Topics are topics that are mentioned often on Twitter
    31. 31. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    32. 32. Good Tweets VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    33. 33. Good Tweets Good tweets are funny, helpful, but most importantly authentic. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    34. 34. Good Tweets Good tweets are funny, helpful, but most importantly authentic. Example: VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    36. 36. Twitter in Action VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    37. 37. Twitter in Action Capture a stream from keyword or VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    40. 40. Twitter Tools VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    41. 41. Twitter Tools Desktop Clients Seesmic (Mac or PC) TweetDeck (Mac, PC, or Linux) Tweetie (Mac) VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    42. 42. Twitter Tools Desktop Clients Seesmic (Mac or PC) TweetDeck (Mac, PC, or Linux) Tweetie (Mac) URL Shortening Bit.ly (statistics) Su.pr (StumbleUpon Integration) VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    43. 43. Twitter Tools Desktop Clients Seesmic (Mac or PC) TweetDeck (Mac, PC, or Linux) Tweetie (Mac) URL Shortening Bit.ly (statistics) Su.pr (StumbleUpon Integration) Tool Pack HootSuite VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    45. 45. Useful List of Twitterers VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    46. 46. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    47. 47. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland U.S. Government on Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    48. 48. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland U.S. Government on Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter http://topconservativesontwitter.org VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    49. 49. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland U.S. Government on Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter http://topconservativesontwitter.org Journalists using Twitter http://twitteringjournalists.pbworks.com/Media+People+Using+Twitter+-+North+America VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    50. 50. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland U.S. Government on Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter http://topconservativesontwitter.org Journalists using Twitter http://twitteringjournalists.pbworks.com/Media+People+Using+Twitter+-+North+America Non-profits Using Twitter http://www.socialbrandindex.com/twitter/non-profit-organizations VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    51. 51. Useful List of Twitterers Me - @jvreeland U.S. Government on Twitter http://twitter.pbwiki.com/USGovernment Top Conservative Organizations & Activists on Twitter http://topconservativesontwitter.org Journalists using Twitter http://twitteringjournalists.pbworks.com/Media+People+Using+Twitter+-+North+America Non-profits Using Twitter http://www.socialbrandindex.com/twitter/non-profit-organizations Businesses Using Twitter http://www.socialbrandindex.com/twitter/business http://mashable.com/2009/01/21/best-twitter-brands/ http://www.exectweets.com/ VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    53. 53. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    54. 54. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Sign-up: Secure your account now before someone else does. Grab your personal and org’s Twitter URL. You need your brand. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    55. 55. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Sign-up: Secure your account now before someone else does. Grab your personal and org’s Twitter URL. You need your brand. Stick with It: “Getting” its value takes time. Use it often and then that value will hit you one day when you least expect it. Promise. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    56. 56. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Sign-up: Secure your account now before someone else does. Grab your personal and org’s Twitter URL. You need your brand. Stick with It: “Getting” its value takes time. Use it often and then that value will hit you one day when you least expect it. Promise. Follow Interesting People and Reply to Their Tweets: All replies (@user) are read. Start with one and see who they follow. Follow Them. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    57. 57. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Sign-up: Secure your account now before someone else does. Grab your personal and org’s Twitter URL. You need your brand. Stick with It: “Getting” its value takes time. Use it often and then that value will hit you one day when you least expect it. Promise. Follow Interesting People and Reply to Their Tweets: All replies (@user) are read. Start with one and see who they follow. Follow Them. Don’t be Afraid to Remove Someone: The value of Twitter will only be realized if the conversation is relevant to what you care about. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    58. 58. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Sign-up: Secure your account now before someone else does. Grab your personal and org’s Twitter URL. You need your brand. Stick with It: “Getting” its value takes time. Use it often and then that value will hit you one day when you least expect it. Promise. Follow Interesting People and Reply to Their Tweets: All replies (@user) are read. Start with one and see who they follow. Follow Them. Don’t be Afraid to Remove Someone: The value of Twitter will only be realized if the conversation is relevant to what you care about. Stay Connected: Link up Twitter on your IM, Download a Desktop Client (Seesmic), or a Firefox Browser plug-in (TweetDesk or TwitterFox). VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    60. 60. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    61. 61. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Stay Connected II: Rock a BlackBerry? DL TwitterBerry. *Heart* your iPhone? DL Tweetie. Better features & access your entire network. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    62. 62. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Stay Connected II: Rock a BlackBerry? DL TwitterBerry. *Heart* your iPhone? DL Tweetie. Better features & access your entire network. Only Follow a Few via SMS: Follow those you really love on your cell phone. Keep it to 20 or less, you’ll be glad you did. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    63. 63. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Stay Connected II: Rock a BlackBerry? DL TwitterBerry. *Heart* your iPhone? DL Tweetie. Better features & access your entire network. Only Follow a Few via SMS: Follow those you really love on your cell phone. Keep it to 20 or less, you’ll be glad you did. Be Authentic | Responsible: Twitter are real people who do real things. Sometimes they make mistakes. Just think before you Tweet. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    64. 64. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Stay Connected II: Rock a BlackBerry? DL TwitterBerry. *Heart* your iPhone? DL Tweetie. Better features & access your entire network. Only Follow a Few via SMS: Follow those you really love on your cell phone. Keep it to 20 or less, you’ll be glad you did. Be Authentic | Responsible: Twitter are real people who do real things. Sometimes they make mistakes. Just think before you Tweet. Get Your Blog On: Automatically post RSS feeds on your Twitter account using “TwitterFeed.” Watch traffic go up and relevance increase. VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
    65. 65. Top 10 Tips and Tricks from @DavidAll Stay Connected II: Rock a BlackBerry? DL TwitterBerry. *Heart* your iPhone? DL Tweetie. Better features & access your entire network. Only Follow a Few via SMS: Follow those you really love on your cell phone. Keep it to 20 or less, you’ll be glad you did. Be Authentic | Responsible: Twitter are real people who do real things. Sometimes they make mistakes. Just think before you Tweet. Get Your Blog On: Automatically post RSS feeds on your Twitter account using “TwitterFeed.” Watch traffic go up and relevance increase. Ask Questions: The easiest way to grow followers is to get others to talk or about you. Try me: “What Twitter tips did I miss?” VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net
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    67. 67. Jeff Vreeland, Owner VM Technologies jeff@jeffvreeland.us Twitter: @jvreeland Skype: jvreeland VM Technologies | www.vmtechnologies.net

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