Best Practice Uses of Twitter

TwChatDon’t pay one of the umpteen Twitter con artists for information about best practices on Twitter.  Get it from the weekly #twchat Twitter chat that takes place every Tuesday at 12pm EST.  To join, just point your browser to http://tweetchat.com/room/twchat at the appropriate time.

Here is some of the information shared this week

For everyone:

  1. Connect on a personal level whenever possible  –> Tweet This
  2. Provide help to individuals. Don’t just shout about yourself. –> Tweet This
  3. A few engaged connections are better than umpteen followers who pay no attention  –> Tweet This
  4. Seek out communities with your interests. Twitter chats are one way: http://bit.ly/oXBBu –> Tweet This
  5. Find interesting connections through the people that you trust/respect  –> Tweet This
  6. Connect with people you meet on Twitter through email and phone. Take it to the next level  –> Tweet This
  7. Combine Twitter with Live Video to create a twebevent  –> Tweet This
  8. Use Twitter searches to monitor keywords that are important to you and/or your business  –> Tweet This
  9. Respond to critics on Twitter quickly. See if you can understand and deal with their issues  –> Tweet This
  10. Use a Twitter client app to improve access to your Twitter stream. Save yourself some time  –> Tweet This

For more advanced Twitter users:

  1. Use an app like tweetlater.com to vet whether you want to follow-back on new followers  –> Tweet This
  2. Use an app like TweetCounter.com to determine how your follower and followee counts are trending  –> Tweet This
  3. Use an app like Twubs.com to build a community around your hashtag  –> Tweet This
  4. Use an app like Tweetchat.com to participate with a certain hashtag community  –> Tweet This
  5. Use an app to send anyone who follows you a quick intro message. (this one somewhat controversial)  –> Tweet This

If you enjoyed some of these Twitter best practices, use the hashtag #twchat to share your own and join us at Tuesday 12pm EST each week to share in real time OR share your idea in the comments below.

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