How To Use Twitter – A Practical Workshop

Jaye Nolan How to Use Twitter

I love Twitter. If you’ve been connected with me for a while, that won’t be news to you. I can honestly say that most of the projects and work I’m doing now have come about directly through connections I’ve made on Twitter.

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How do I stay sane?

I’m often asked how I’m able to do all the things that I do, to which I usually reply: “?”

Having given it more thought, I’ve come up with a list of the apps and hacks that work for me (after much research and frustration).

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8 Do’s and Don’ts To Rock Your Twitter Profile

It’s the difference between fellow Twitterers knowing you’re human or assuming you’re a spambot.

Truth! Terry Pratchett quote

I guess it’s no secret that Twitter is my preferred platform for social media. The intelligent middle sibling to Facebook’s older, weight-on-its-shoulders weariness and Snapchat’s excitable, just-entering-puberty teenager, Twitter’s combination of wit, quick-fire natter and the opportunity to quickly connect with people I share interests with, as well as take part in world wide conversations in real time, is a brilliant combo I’m unable to resist. Specially #games.

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4 Top Twitter Takeaways from Get Social Kent

There were many great hints and tips shared at the recent Get Social Kent, with Zoe Cairns  ensuring everyone scrabbled for pens and paper when she recommended these terrific little Twitter tools:

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Followerwonk: Twitter analytics with bells on. Compare your influence with competitors or search for like minded people and influencers to connect with. Paid upgrade available.

Tweetreach: Check out which tweets are likely to travel further. I was surprised to see #silentsunday and #wordlesswednesday performing better than #peoplesstrictly – but unsurprisingly, #socialmedia totally outstripped them, reaching as many people and gaining more impressions than those three added together. Paid upgrade available.

Tweetwall: Display your event hasthag and get your audience involved from the start – they’ll all be vying to be top of the leaderboard. At only $29 for a day’s use, it beats the soul destroying begging for feedback forms to be completed.

Tweriod: Tweet when more of your followers will see it. Although only the latest 1000 followers are used on the free platform, it did confirm to me that the vast majority of my followers are in the European timezone. Nice to know I don’t need to stay up all night to engage them in real time!

I’ve had a little play but am yet to check them out fully – let me know how you get on.

Facebook and Twitter – how to block the trolls

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Twitter boss, Dick Costolo, recently admitted that the company “sucks” when it comes to dealing with trolling and abuse through the popular platform.

A number of high profile users have left the site due to them being targeted by cowardly and/or sick individuals – who wouldn’t dare say what they do face to face.

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