Friday, May 29, 2009

Working Outline of an Introduction to Twitter

I'm working on an introduction to Twitter. I'm not skilled enough to be a guru yet.

Here's an outline. Give me your comments on what else I should cover.

What is Twitter?
  • How does it work?
  • What does it do?
  • What are the benefits?
Suggestions for how to learn about using Twitter
  • View an Overview
  • Setup an account (details below)
  • Follow what's going on for a while
  • Observe RT, @, #FollowFridays
  • Find out about Hashtags - maybe make one of your own
  • Then, Dive in and start posting messages
Setting up a Twitter Account
  • Web
  • Phone
Suggestions for newbies
  • Follow first before being followed
  • What it means to have followers
  • How to follow someone
  • Examples
How to find people and topics

How to use Twitter to send messages (Tweet)
  • Short URLs (links)
  • Twitter commands
  • Special Twitter text (#, RT, @ replies, DM, etc.)
  • Twitter hashtags (#FollowFriday,,etc)
Getting followers
  • How to get followers
  • Good practice when someone follows you
Great uses of Twitter

  • (track packages via twitter)

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