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How to Use Twitter

How to Use Twitter: Proper Twitter Usage or the Consequences

Proper Use of Social Media

Social media, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, could be a great social community to connect with each other professionally and personally, and it is many times. As a matter of fact, social media is an excellent choice for business networking, meeting new people, and creating closer bonds with family and friends. However, there are times when some people use social media for very bad reasons. Some people will post mean and derogatory posts and photos of others that are very damaging. These people will go as far as to post mean statements on the victims’ timelines sometimes. They will also record and post very detrimental photos of others, that could cause severe psychological and reputable outcomes. As a result, many victims attempted suicide, or have committed suicide. So with that in mind, it’s very important to know how to effectively use Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites.

What is Twitter and How to Use It

Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites around. According to Wikipedia, Twitter is an online social media that enables users to read and send 140- character messages, which are called “tweets”. With only 140 characters allowed for messages, a novice will wonder how to use Twitter, how to use Twitter effectively, and how to use Twitter for business. With so many questions, the novice may also wonder if there’ s a guide available that will show how to use twitter for beginners.

Getting free information is easily accessible online to learn how to use Twitter. Websites, like www.ehow.com, and www.hashtags.org are excellent sources to use. With www.hashtags.org, click on the “how to” link on the top of the screen. From there, you will find hypertext links and other information to just about every subject relative for the use of Twitter, such as the following:

1. How to use hashtags on Twitter

2. Hashtags analytics

3. Twitter party

4. Creating a Twitter account

5. URL shorteners

6. etc.

Other than that, to get started with Twitter, you must learn some basic Twitter lingo, like followers/follows, messages, retweet, and favorites. The next thing you should do is to create an account, by clicking on the appropriate link, and by completing the short form.

After all of that is done, you can start tweeting; however, it’s important to apply etiquette when tweeting because when you post things on your Twitter timeline, it’s out there forever. And furthermore, tweeting is like mini-blogging; therefore, you must be nice, and you will receive niceness back. You must also cherish your relationships, make great use of hashtags, spread important information, and know your audience. When you apply all of these etiquette tips, you will be on your way in getting more followers, and/or with receiving more productive business networking.

How do u Use Twitter

At this point, you are probably looking at the subheading above, and asking, “didn’t we already discussed this topic?” However, when you look again, the letter “u” is there instead of the word, “you”. This wasn’t a typo. Remember, you are only allowed up to 140 characters for tweets; therefore, words must be shortened, or replaced by a much shorter word or a letter with the same sound as the intended word. For example, instead of using the word, “why”, you can use the letter “y” instead. Another example is instead of using the word, “your”, you can replace it with “ur”. Of course, “ur” is not a word, but it’s understood what is said because of the similar pronunciation.

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter

Hashtag (the “#” sign in front of a keyword) is a special tool to use when you want to connect to more like-minded individuals beyond family and friends. This is a sure way to get noticed and to reach out to others, which can be very beneficial to you professionally and personally. You can view all posts containing hashtagged words, and you can also view hashtag analytics to see which hashtags are more popular, so you can use the most popular ones for more exposure. Also, whenever a hashtag is popular, it becomes a trending topic or trend. Even your homepage will show a list of trends on the left side of your screen. Nevertheless, even though the trends are tailored to whom you are following, some of those hashtags can still be very beneficial. And another thing to note: It’s important not to overuse hashtags, because overuse can be annoying, and cause some to unfollow you.

How to Use Lists on Twitter

With all of the streaming that is going on with Twitter, it’s best to have lists so that you can un-clutter and organize information that is important to you. It’s very easy to miss important information that will come through the stream. With looking at how many people use Twitter and with there being approximately 500 million tweets posted daily, the stream will be so crowded with tweets, that it’s very easy to miss information that is very vital for you. So with that in mind, lists must be used on your Twitter page.

With lists, you can have multiples, and you can make some lists private, and other lists to be public. With the private lists, you will be the only one to see your information. Say if you are working on some business venture, and you don’t want others to see to prevent jealousy, then private lists are vital in that regard. Otherwise, using public lists will show more about positive aspects and interests about you, and people can subscribe to your public lists. Additionally, when making lists, it’s important to include people to follow on the lists, and not in the mainstream.

How do I Use Twitter

I use Twitter for personal and professional reasons. I also used it for encouragement due to my faith, and to share important articles that affect society. As far as important articles that affect society, I have sent articles related to police conduct in Ferguson; about the status of healthcare, etc. When I tweet information relating to my faith, I send inspirational thoughts, for instance. Otherwise, I will joke sometimes. and I have vented within reason of some injustice.

On the professional side of things, I follow important business people and companies relate-able to my industry. I am also starting a business, so I use Twitter to market my brand sometimes. I even put important tweets from whom I follow into my “favorites” area.

How to Use Emojis on Twitter

Emojis are not necessary to use most of the time; however, they do add that special touch for personal tweets. It’s best not to use them ever for business-like tweets, unless you are dealing with people you worked with for a long time and are closed to them.

Otherwise, for personal tweets, you should do the following:

1. For Mac OS X, click command and control space.

2. For PCs, you can freely install the Chromoji plug-in from Chrome.

Other Things to Note

If you made some bad choices by using Twitter or any social media site in a bad way. Yes, there most likely may be some repercussions for a while. However, you can rectify the matter by first apologizing and owning up to your bad decision. And for now, just start making wiser decisions in how you handle situations, and resist the temptation to not wanting to bash someone.

Secondly, sometimes we all are in a hurry to tweet something, and as a result, we use bad grammar, bad sentence structure, etc. It’s understandable that mistakes happen occassionally, and the operative word here is “occasionally”. Therefore, it’s important to take just a few extra minutes to read over your tweets. Even if you don’t have the time to complete your tweet unless you rush, it’s best, in that case, to just stop where you are in the tweeting, and come back to complete it. When you start back where you left off in tweeting, you will normally see that what you typed is still there in the tweeting area.

The last thing to note, when tweeting is not to share explicit videos, music, or photos. Even if you are really you, you may think that sharing such material will not affect you when you are older, and going for that career. However, you may be unpleasantly surprised to find out that sharing such material can ruin your chances of landing that job of a lifetime one day.

Conclusion

Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites around. According to Wikipedia, Twitter is an online social media that enables users to read and send 140- character messages, which are called “tweets”. With only 140 characters allowed for messages, a novice will wonder how to use Twitter, how to use Twitter effectively, and how to use Twitter for business. With so many questions, the novice may also wonder if there’ s a guide available that will show how to use twitter for beginners.

Many times, social media sites, such as Twitter, are used for very positive and beneficial reasons. Twitter is a splendid social networking site that enables users to read and send 140- character messages, which are called “tweets”. However, there are times when some people use social media for very bad reasons. Some people will post mean and derogatory posts and photos of others that are very damaging. These people will go as far as to post mean statements on the victims’ timelines sometimes. They will also record and post very detrimental photos of others, that could cause severe psychological and reputable outcomes. Nevertheless, with proper usage, you won’t have to wonder how do you use Twitter, you will be able to use Twitter effectively, and most importantly, you won’t risk being detrimental to anyone. And furthermore, when you utilize Twitter appropriately with etiquette, you will be on your way in gaining more followers, and/or receiving more productive business networking.

You can make the best with this extraordinary social networking site, or you can sabotage yourself and others with detrimental and vile tweets. In making the best of Twitter, you can de-clutter and organize your Twitter page by creating lists. You can also use hashtags strategically without overusing it. There are some wonderful ways to use Twitter; however, the choices and consequences are yours.

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