How To Speak With Followers On Twitter: The Basics

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Basic rationale and mechanics for Twitter communication, including tweets, replies, mentions, and direct messages.

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How To Speak With Followers On Twitter: The Basics

  1. 1. How To: Speak With Followers On Twitter
  2. 2. Basic modes of Twitter communication <ul><li>Tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Replies / @Mentions </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Messages </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why tweet?
  4. 4. Because someone has to start the conversation.
  5. 5. Tweet
  6. 6. Reply <ul><li>Make replies to others </li></ul><ul><li>Receive mentions from others </li></ul>@username
  7. 7. Why reply?
  8. 8. (Talk amongst yourselves for this one.)
  9. 9. Reply
  10. 10. Retweet <ul><li>Take a tweet from someone else and forward it to your followers </li></ul><ul><li>Re+ tweet = a repeated tweet </li></ul>[email_address]
  11. 11. Why retweet?
  12. 12. (Nope. Not telling you the answer here either.)
  13. 13. Retweet
  14. 15. Direct Message <ul><li>A message sent via Twitter that is not for public consumption. A direct message is meant to be private between two people on Twitter. </li></ul>d @username
  15. 16. Why direct message?
  16. 17. <ul><li>So you don’t end up like this guy. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Direct message
  18. 19. Want to speak with me on Twitter? <ul><li>I’ll be right here: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/sierratierra </li></ul><ul><li>You can also find me at these hotspots: </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kalnerwilliams </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook: http://www.fb.me/sierratierramarketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Tierra Marketing: www.sierratierra.com </li></ul>
  19. 20. Photo credits <ul><li>Rep. Weiner: http://www.flickr.com/photos/petroleumjelliffe/25973849/ </li></ul>
  20. 21. For further reading <ul><li>http://mashable.com/2011/06/06/anthony-weiner-direct-message/ </li></ul>

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