For someone who has experienced a one-night stand, you will agree with me that it leaves a lasting memory. It is short but explosive, just like a firecracker. I would say Twitter has a couple of one-night stand experiences in the social media world. It is short, but explosive and can lead to an instant relationship.
In other social networking sites, such as Facebook, majority of your contacts are the people you know, or at least you know. On the other hand, with Linkedln, majority of your connections are either people who have done business with you or those who have worked with you. Twitter is quite unique, since it is a place where pseudo-intimacies can be started and ended, with just one click of a button. Strangers can bump into you, and if you are not relevant or interesting enough, they can just say goodbye to you in a click.
Facebook and Twitter differ in terms of social norms. Facebook is like going out for coffee with your friends and talking about almost everything. But Twitter is different. The customs are so intricate, that it is hard to keep up. You will need the best lines to attract people and get to know you. It gives you a limited opportunity to give a first impression. Your line, which is up to 140 in length, is the factor that will judge you whether you are worth following or not.
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Two years ago, a post entitled, “15 Twitter Tips for Beginners” was written. It is still very useful today especially for Twitter users.
The post was written before the launch of the iPad and before Version 1.0 of Android was released. Here is an updated version of the 15 Twitter tips for beginners:
1. Start off by posting a few unobjectionable posts, introducing yourself and mentioning your interests. For example, “I am Tom, a Social Media and Sustainability expert” or “I recently moved to Madrid, anyone here from Madrid?” Also, you must mention why you are using Twitter. For example, “I hope to learn more about cleantech.”
2. You have to build up or increase your network. You could begin by following your friends who are on Twitter also. At the same time, you have to know who they are following. You might know them too and you can start following them as well.
3. If you are posting a tweet like, “@tomraftery how are things going?” it will appear in the @Mentions tab on their Twitter page whether they are following you or not. If you are replying to a post using @reply and they can see you appearing in their @Mentions tab, they will likely visit your profile and they might follow you. This will be the best way to increase your network. These can be done with people who don’t know you that much but with whom you want to connect with.
4. You could also check TwitterGrader page for a location. If you are in Andalucia, Spain, you could check TwitterGrader page for Andalucia. Here, you could find interesting people or personalities you may want to connect with, for you to enter the local scene.
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If you are reading this article, then you probably have problems with the “After” more people on Twitter. Before stopping at the option of processing more people on Twitter, you can perform only 2 000 people.
I’m going to share exactly how you can run after more people again, but first you should know about a very important concept: The Twitter buffer.
The Twitter buffer-I forget, first read about this sentence, but perfectly describes what needs to be done. When you try to create a buffer between the number of people that are up to, and the number of persons you back.
This difference-or buffer-should get too large if it works in the opposite direction-that is, the more people you are after. For more information about this in the other.
An explanation of the point-what is possible according to many people as you want, but …
Twitter does not put a limit on the number of persons that may be, provided that it is not for many more people than they are after.
Here is that this limit is to stop people from spamming Twitter. Unfortunately, the accounts are spam Twitter who are trying to use the thousands of people in the hopes that gets to follow it back, so you can sell their products and services to them.
To obtain account spam or someone who is spam. For this reason, make sure that you maintain a healthy buffer “to your” Twitter.
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The marketing industry is one which depends so greatly on having its finger on the pulse, it came as no surprise when people recognised the benefit of using Twitter as a marketing tool. If you think about it for a moment, the presence on the Internet of a site that allows you to speak to a wide range of people for free and place a link in the text has obvious and extensive marketing benefits. Not least of these is the fact that it cuts your marketing spend right back if used properly.
When it comes to marketing effectively, one of the phrases used most frequently is “we need to speak to the customer”. Although this is in many ways just a metaphor – you really need to catch the customers’ attention as broadly as possible – Twitter does allow you to speak directly to each customer if you have the time to do so. By means of @replies, you can answer a customer’s question. By using the search facility it is possible to see who is talking about the niche in which you are marketing – and whether they might be a qualified lead you can sell to.
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One thing that has emerged over the course of the last decade is a common aversion towards text speak, or a phenomenon to which people have begun to refer as “txt spk”. This is particularly prevalent among people who feel that language should be respected by those who use it and that if you are going to use a word, you should use the full word. While character limits (first identified as a barrier to clear communication with the advent of text messaging) do confer a certain urgency upon not wasting a word or a letter, it is possible to tweet or to text with clarity.
While text messaging may be driven towards “txt spk” by the fact that you pay by the message and you don’t want to waste money, you pay nothing for a tweet and you can easily continue your message in a second post. Although many people are conscious that multiple tweets in a short space of time can look like spamming, when faced with a choice between this and being viewed as a dimwit they tend to accept the spamming charge. It is not exactly a fair charge anyway, when it is simply a run-on tweet.
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The “trending topic” as used on Twitter has been responsible for generating quite a bit of news over the last year, as Twitter has become a mainstream site like never before. As news media becomes ever more obsessed with “user-generated content”, the major news agencies are using Twitter to see what people are talking about. Where people used to talk about the news, now what people talk about becomes news.
This has become all the more noticeable in the last year. On one notable occasion a minor British politician appeared as a guest on a Fox News show talking about the differences between the American healthcare system being targeted for reform by Barack Obama and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) – describing the British system in quite damning terms. The response from British Twitter users was driven in large part by the Irish comedy writer Graham Linehan who ended a tweet denouncing the politician with the hashtag #welovethenhs – and before too long, there were thousands upon thousands of tweets supporting Linehan.
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Follow enough people on Twitter for long enough, and you will become aware of the use of the hashtag. Another of those words that has become common parlance in the last year or so due to the reach of Twitter, the hashtag is a simple enough concept, perhaps best explained by an example:
Say you have been taking an interest in a news story. For example, the biggest story of 2009 has probably been the death of Michael Jackson. At the time, people who had just heard the news would often finish their tweet with the tag #ripmj or #ripmichaeljackson. By doing this, it flags up the fact that your tweet was about that particular issue.
Your Twitter homepage will have a list on the right hand side titled “Trending Topics”. This is a list of the ten most frequently used phrases or words currently appearing in people’s tweets. By clicking on the topic you can see what people are saying about the story. If you have not directly used the words, adding a hashtag at the end means that your tweet will show up in any search using that hashtag.
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