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Twitter What is Twitter and Why Use it? Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? http://vimeo.com/757146 In essence twitter is microblogging Why use it – Twitter is an indispensable tool to get you closer to those in that community, you can use to connect with friends, family, coworkers, or use to learn about certain products, news, and events.
Twitter How to build a twitter Community I found this article from mashable.com on how to build a twitter community to be very useful: http://mashable.com/2008/11/10/twitter-community/mashable.comhttp://mashable.com/2008/11/10/twitter-community/ –Do… Create a user-friendly Twitter ID (@yourname) –Do… Search for people to follow http://search.twitter.com/, http://www.twellow.com/, http://www.tweetfind.com/index.phphttp://search.twitter.com/http://www.twellow.com/ http://www.tweetfind.com/index.php –Do… Learn the lingo –Do… Know who “@” replies to you –Do… Add your Twitter ID to all of your signatures –Do… Reach out and say something –Do… Read the bio of those who follow you –Do… Promote others and share your best information –Do… Learn the etiquette. –Do… Find out who some of the big players are
Twitter Twitter Lingo DM = Direct Message @ = Use to reply and always include proceeding a Twitter ID in a reply RT = Retweet Tweet = Sending a message on Twitter Tw + any other word. A fun practice on Twitter is to develop a new twist on old words. For example, Tworld = Twitter world, and Tweeples = Those who use Twitter.
How to use it? Few ways to use twitter; Share industry news, topics that are related to your company…. Share any company news, i.e. we sent out a tweet regarding our Online Workshops for adults **Note: Try to stay away from using twitter as a self promotion tool Other ways to use twitter; Instant customer feedback, i.e. if we were looking to add new locations, programs, etc…we can gather instant customer information
Resources How to build a community: http://mashable.com/2008/11/10/twitter-community/ http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/11/looking-for-m-1.html Twitter 101 video: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/02/28/dcl.data.doctor.twitter.cnn Twitter Apps: http://twitter.com/downloads How Companies use twitter: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2008/tc2008095_320491_p age_2.htm http://mashable.com/2009/01/21/best-twitter-brands/ Twitter Used in the Classroom: http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dhn2vcv5_118cfb8msf8