Lots of interesting updates from a wide variety of networks this month – read on, because there’s sure to be something for everyone and you’re bound to learn something!
Twitter chats or Tweet chats are a great place to network online and increase the visibility of your business. So what is a Twitter chat? It is a live event on Twitter at a set time, using a hashtag so that participants can follow and join the conversation. They are usually moderated and focussed on a particular topic. Most Twitter chats last an hour. The chat can be a special event, but many are at a regular time at a weekly or monthly interval. So how do you find a Twitter chat that is right for you?
Here are great places to find Twitter chats:
The usual suspects have had a busy month once more, with fewer announcements from the smaller channels. But there’s some interesting stuff bubbling about around the web, no matter which channels you and your customers are using – so here’s the best of it:
Did you know that you can capture emails directly on Twitter? If you set up a Lead Generation Twitter Card, your followers can join your email list with just two clicks of a button. Does that sound interesting to you? This is a step-by-step guide to how to set a Lead Generation Twitter Card. I will be gentle, I promise.
Some of the questions that I am often asked by people who are new to Twitter are:
All these questions can be answered by using Twitter Lists.
Are you a Twitter Newbie? Do you find Twitter a bit confusing? This is a quick guide to finding your way around your Twitter Account for people who are new to Twitter. I have taken screenshots of Twitter.com to help guide you. So let’s get started.
When you start on Twitter it is easy to get confused by all the abbreviations, strange Twitter jargon and shortened links, but the good news is you can quite easily get to grips with all of it.
The first thing: You only have 140 characters or less to get your message across, and that is why people on Twitter use abbreviations to save space. Be cautious when you abbreviate – as a rule you want your Tweets to be understood, so always double-check that if you have shortened any words that it still makes sense.
And remember on Twitter: less is more!
It is worth thinking about what exactly you want to say and whether you can say it another way.
Even in a world where public sharing has become the normal, there is a need for private interactions. Did you know that real business is being done behind the scenes on Twitter via Direct Messages? Recent research by Twitter showed that people they considered to be amplifiers or in other words, people who retweeted other people’s content, were 122% more likely to send direct messages. According to GlobalWebIndex research 82% of active Twitter users will use their mobile device to private message someone every month. So what are Twitter Direct Messages and how can you use them for business?
Guest blogger, Emma Firth gives her monthly Social Media Round-up…
Hello, and welcome to my guest blog looking at the changes affecting small businesses, in particular, that the main social networks have made in May.
After a raft of changes in April, May has been seen another handful of new announcements from the ever-evolving social media giant.