Posts Tagged ‘twitter basics’
ReTweets – What are They?
Here’s an example of an RT: (The blue areas are linked inside Twitter)
RT @kendraboo If you live anywhere near Murray Indiana, @kendraboo is gonna be playing a top secret lil show at Midnight Café on Elms St.
This RT is then ReTweeted over and over again by anyone who lives in Murray Indiana, thus it goes viral and hundreds of people show up at the Midnight Café on Elms St. Which could be good or really bad if the show stinks or there are only 30 seats available for a hungry crowd of 200 people waiting to hear the show.
The benefits of RT’s can be from both sides of the coin. First, when you RT worthy Twitters, your followers will soon learn that it’s worth while to pay attention to your Tweets.
The second benefit of RT’s is when you personally share something of great value, your followers will then RT your Tweets.
How to ReTweet to Your Followers
It’s pretty simple. Just click on the Tweet you want Retweeded, and you’ll see an option to Retweet appear. Watch the video below to see just how simple it is to Retweet.
It’s a sweet way to Tweet.
Retweet Twitter Resources – Say that 3 times really fast!
To get the most out of RT’ing, check out these two resources:
TweetMeme WP Plugin – A WordPress button that allows your visitors to Tweet your post to their followers. You can see an example at the top right hand side of each post in my blog. Read about the TweetMeme button plugin on this site, or visit the official site at Tweetmeme.com.
You can follow this Social Networking 101 series as it progresses, become a follower à> http://twitter.com/#!/netwoozy. Currently the series focus is on Twitter with new posts in the series every Friday. This is the second post in the Twitter basics series.
Here’s a quick video on how to Retweet using the new version of Twitter.
TWITTER 101 – LEARNING THE BASICS
Twitter is a great way to connect with family, friends and business associates. Here are a few things you need to do when you set up your Twitter account.
1 Create your profile. Help people understand what you’re all about and why they should follow you. You can include a link to your site within your profile. Include a nice picture to represent your business or add your own mug.
2. Don’t spam. Think of Twitter as a way to help people, not spam your affiliate products in their face. Retweet helpful information you find on the web. Tweeting things of value is a good way to build a good rep among your Tweeting followers.
3. Follow to be followed. Follow people that deliver worthy Tweets of interest, and they will appreciate your worthy Tweets as well. If you want to be followed, you need to find people to follow first. Don’t get all caught up into the greedy Tweeters who try to tell you how to use and abuse your Twitter followers just to sell products or information.
4. Inspire and communicate. Since you’ve been smart and are following experts in your field or niche, feel free to ask questions. Be kind and helpful. It’s not just about YOU. Twitter is about sharing and communicating relevant information.
5. Tweet your blog posts. Gotta WordPress blog? Use the TweetMe plugin and Tweet your blog posts to your followers.
How to Set Up Your Twitter Account