As more and more friends enter the twitterverse, I get asked tips for getting started. The best tip is to jump in and do it. There are many great sources of information/tools for using twitter, and I’ll include those links too.
Here are links to some short videos (less 3 minutes) I made on how to use twitter.
- Managing the setting in your twitter account
- What are twitter @replies?
- What is a twitter direct message or dm?
- What is a rt or retweet in twitter?
- What do those # things mean in twitter, such as #Happy09
Remember, add followers, courtesy to follow back those who follow you. Two rules of thought on that subject:
Follow everyone who follows you, it is the polite thing to do. Invite 2 way conversation with many new friends and clients.
Limit your followers to those you know best, to those whose tweets you value. Building closer relationships with those you follow. Your time is limited, but you still read all @ replies.
Last but not least, don’t spam! I saw one guy on twitter whose messages were nothing but something to the effect of look at this cool thing I’m sellling, buy from me. 0 followers and he followed 0. Twitter wasn’t working for him.
As you get the basics down, there are many tools and applications that are built to make twitter a more productive and enjoyable experience.
Great Twitter Resources