If you do not know what Twitter is then you are missing out on a great communication tool that can help you stay up-to-date with your contacts and get the latest news or gossip. Twitter is an online social media tool that allows those with an account to write anything they want in 140 characters or less. Twitter is used by various organizations, businesses, celebrities, and ordinary people.
So, how does it all work? Let’s take, for example, and imaginary user by the name of John. John joins Twitter to follow his friends and favourite athletes. Every time one of his contacts tweets, John is able to see it and know what is happening. Similarly, John can update those who subscribe to follow him with his latest tweets. The nature of those updates can very, as some users may post their selfies from, let’s say, a concert, or announce an upcoming wedding. Although John can follow many people, they don’t have to follow him.
Having twitter can be fun as it allows you to interact and meet new people who have similar interests as you, but how can you use it effectively? Below are my top 5 tips based on my personal experience:
1. Tweet daily – tweeting on a daily basis can keep your contacts engaged and up-to-date. In addition to tweeting from your computer you can use your cellphone to tweet using text messaging or the Twitter app. You can also program your tweets ahead of time using TweetDeck and Hootsuite.
2. Retweet – create conversations with your contacts by retweeting others’ posts.
3. Use hashtags when tweeting – Hashtags can help find people who are interested in the same topic as you.
4.Thank your new followers – if you have a new follower, thank them for following you. Users feel good when they are recognized.
5. Think before you tweet – do not tweet stupid things. It would be up to you to figure out what is a stupid tweet, but remember that your followers may consist of friends, coworkers, and unknown people so you should consider their reaction to your tweet before tweeting out.
The above tips are based on my experience and I hope you find them useful. If you have other tips, feel free to leave a comment. In the meantime, follow me at Yuliya_Mass and let’s tweet to each other!