Thursday Roundup: Twitter Tips

May 16th, 2013 | Shonali Burke | 5 Comments

Twitter FollowerSocial media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter. And even if it “goes away” at some point, what it’s taught us about two- and multi-way communication, not to mention brevity, is remarkable.

An admitted Twitterholic (or, at least, I used to be… I’m not on the platform that much these days, but it’s still my favorite), here are some fresh takes on Twitter, at least, according to me.

Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1. 6 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Followers

Why: From choosing the correct profile picture to using hashtags correctly, Daniel Sharkov, guest-posting for Jeff Bullas, provides practical advice to gaining more Twitter followers, if that’s what floats your boat.

2. 15 People Every B2B Marketer Should Follow On Twitter

Why: Yes, yes, lists are subjective. Eric Wittlake has an interesting take on this one, and shares his personal list of “hidden gems” on Twitter.

3. 18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Why: For those who are new to, or uncomfortable, using Twitter, this WUL post I wrote not that long ago has 18 tips… all of which are tweetable (wanna guess how much time that took?!)

4. Follow me on twitter…no, really…

Why: Bill Dorman explains his screening process for following accounts on Twitter, and how it helps make his live feed more manageable.

5. Infographic: How Twitter affects the stock market

Why: Jim Dougherty shares an infographic that gives us a fascinating look at how tweets can have far-reaching real world consequences.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Twitter tips and maybe even learned a thing or two. If you have something you’d like to add, would you add it in the comments below, please? You know how I love to see you there!

Shonali Burke
Head honcho of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. She also loves ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
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Great one, Shonali. I also love the list that my friend and colleague Ephraim Gopin (@fundraisinisfun) created, the Fine 100, or the first 100 people you should follow on Twitter. His criteria? These folks are very engaging, real, and substantive. They also tweet relevant information and are interested in being good conversationalists.

I'm also cross-posting this to my topic on Twitter best practices and research. Such a good post - everyone should see it! 



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