Twitter For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-02
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Enter the fun, productive, supportive, and powerful world of Twitter!

What do you have to tell the world in 140 characters? With this guide, you'll figure out what to say as you use Twitter to enrich your life and your business. It walks you through all the opportunities available with this social networking tool. You'll quickly gain a strong understanding of the Twitter landscape and begin tweeting like a pro.

- Get down to the basics - figure out how to find your friends, invite them to Twitter, and start communicating with them in public and in private

- Follow and be followed - determine how to search for the sorts of people you want to follow and how you can start communicating with them in a way that makes sense

- Put Twitter into high gear - learn all the ways that you can interact with the Twitter interface, from desktop clients to mobile phone tricks to shorthand commands

- Cultivate your presence - explore the different ways in which people, businesses, not-for-profits, and other organizations can use Twitter

- Make it work - take advantage of the many resources that are useful in getting Twitter to work best for you

Open the book and find:

- How to sign up, pick a name, and invite contacts

- Tips for sending private messages

- Steps for building a company relationship

- Tricks of the Twitter gurus

- Ways to share your tweets through social networking

- All about staying on the cutting edge of Twitter

- Techniques for finding your tweet voice

- How to connect with people and make new friends

Learn to:

- Sign up, navigate the interface, and make connections

- Make your tweets unique

- Use the latest shortcuts and tools

- Promote your business or cause with Twitter

A fully updated guide to the how and why of using Twitter, this second edition explains how to sign up, find friends and people to follow, make the most of shortcuts, use popular Twitter tools, and Twitter on the go.

Author Biography

Laura Fitton is founder of oneforty.com, a portal for Twitter services, and a top independent Twitter advisor.

Michael E. Gruen assists startup companies to get off the ground with the help of cutting-edge technologies.

Leslie Poston is founder of Uptown Uncorked, a firm offering training and consulting on social media marketing.

Table of Contents

Twitter? Like Birds Do?
Sharing Your Thoughts, 140 Characters at a Time
Hello, Twitter World!
Stroll Around the Grounds: A Tour of the Twitter Interface
Using Twitter Wherever You Think Best
Joining Your Flock on Twitter
Tweeting It Up
Who's Using Twitter
Twittering in High Gear
Tricks of the Twitter Gurus
Twitter Minus Twitter.com
Embracing the Twitter Ecosystem
Knowing Why We Twitter
Finding Your Tweet Voice
Twitter for Business
The Social Side of Twitter
Changing the World, One Tweet at a Time
The Part of Tens
Ten Twitter Tools
Ten Useful Twitter-Based Services
Ten Cool Ways to Use Twitter
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I'm Now Tweeting Like a Bird! July 31, 2011
I now have a much clearer understanding of Twitter and all its features. More importantly, I now have a plan to use Twitter to build real lasting relationships for my business. Twitter for Dummies is THE source for not only beginners but for those who already have an account but don't know what RT means or what a #hashtag is or for those who are lost for ways to create lasting, meaningful relationships using social media.
Twitter will soon be the king of all social media so the time is now to jump on the train. Twitter for Dummies is your boarding pass.
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