How To Get Started With Twitter?


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How To Get Started With Twitter?

  2. 2.  Twitter is minimalistic and you don’t really have to be “friends” with everyone to have your say communicated to them.  In fact, with twitter, you can connect to a larger audience in an instance and jump in any trending conversations that are being carried out about any event happening anywhere in the world 8/29/2013
  3. 3. GETTING STARTED  Signing up for a twitter account is easy. All you need to do is:  go to  submit your credentials  check for the verification email  and you are all set to tweet.  But after making an account and signing in, you need to ensure that your profile is 100% complete and doesn’t look like a sales pitch.  For more details, see the following link. get-started-with-twitter-as-power-user/ 8/29/2013
  4. 4. PIMP YOUR PROFILE  After you are done filling up all the account credentials of your brand, the next important step is to emphasize on your twitter profile design.  Check the following link for more detail about social media presence. media-presence/  Make your twitter profile look interactive, informative and something that has the Wow factor to capture your profile sniffers attention. 8/29/2013
  5. 5. YOUR FIRST TWEET  Once you are done with setting up your customized twitter profile, now is the time to spring into some real twitter action; Tweet!  Gone are the days when you’d tweet something like “Checking out how twitter works” etc. You’ll have to be on target with your first tweet!  Check the following link for further detail about posting at twitter. media/page/3/ 8/29/2013
  6. 6. FOLLOW & GET FOLLOWED  After you’ve done a couple of tweets and are comfortable with the twitter environment, it’s now time to follow other folks.  Twitter will be consistently displaying “who to follow” suggestions on your left and right navigation bars.  Choose wisely when you follow other people since you’ll be the one reading all their tweets on your timeline and no one likes to read clutter.  Check the link for details. unfollowed-on-twitter/ 8/29/2013
  7. 7. MIND YOUR TWEETING LINGO  Once you are following some folks and interacting with them, now is the time to get acquainted with twitter language.  You don’t want to feel left out when someone tweets TL, DR, RT, #FF, MT, TBH etc. For a complete list of twitter lingo and its explanation, refer to this TheNextWeb Article. 8/29/2013
  8. 8. WHAT MAKES A GOOD TWEET?  After you are have essentially memorized the twitter vocabulary, now is the time to hit deep in twitter’s power domain.  Always try to be a news breaker, give unique and balances opinion on trends and interact diligently with your followers and strangers. 8/29/2013
  9. 9. CONVERSATIONS? JUST DO IT!  Never be afraid to jump in a twitter conversations. Since twitter is an open domain and any conversation, that you can see happening, are open for you to join.  So if you feel that your opinion or argument might help in building a positive conversation; dive in. This way, not only you’ll have your opinion heard, but there are chances that people in the conversation might start following you. 8/29/2013
  10. 10. SHARING  Tweet links to articles, interesting blog posts and infographics when possible.  But don’t overdo it. Sharing information on twitter is good, but doing it every second or minute is spam. 8/29/2013
  11. 11. TWITTER PERSONA  There are a myriad of paid and unpaid auto follow, un-follow, auto dm tools available.  Your twitter account is your personality and you aren’t a bot ; unless you auto reply, of course.  Be as genuine as possible and connect with people personally without those pushy sales tweets. 8/29/2013
  12. 12. COMPLEMENTING AND CRITICIZING • Complimenting works better than blatant criticism on twitter. • Never forget to complement if someone tweets some great link, a status update or any multimedia. 8/29/2013
  13. 13.  And if you have a twitter tip that will help in becoming a twitter power user, then do share it with us and the WaW community through the comments area. 8/29/2013