How To Get Started With Twitter?

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A basic guide to getting started with Twitter.



2. Twitter is minimalistic and you dont 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. 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 doesnt look like a sales pitch. For more details, see the following link. get-started-with-twitter-as-power-user/ 8/29/2013 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. 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 youd tweet something like Checking out how twitter works etc. Youll 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. FOLLOW & GET FOLLOWED After youve done a couple of tweets and are comfortable with the twitter environment, its 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 youll 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. 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 dont 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. WHAT MAKES A GOOD TWEET? After you are have essentially memorized the twitter vocabulary, now is the time to hit deep in twitters 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. 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 youll have your opinion heard, but there are chances that people in the conversation might start following you. 8/29/2013 10. SHARING Tweet links to articles, interesting blog posts and infographics when possible. But dont overdo it. Sharing information on twitter is good, but doing it every second or minute is spam. 8/29/2013 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 arent 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. 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. 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