All About Twitter

It was 77th SMBTS,inspite of chilly weather we all gathered at Sagar Ratna at 8:45 am , it was a Interesting discussion on Twitter, from the basics to the advanced features. Everything from who to follow to Twitter etiquette were discussed. With Twitter becoming popular, even Apple’s iPhones/iPads come integrated with Twitter it was useful to understand how to gain most out of it.!!

Social media is everywhere. Consumers can go from their home computer, to their mobile phone, to their tablet, to their office laptop without missing a social beat.

Twitter may be addictive, popular with the geek crowd, and possibly even the next Facebook

Twitter is the most popular microblogging site (messages of 140 characters or less) and, like Facebook, it is a great means of communication. Whether you are a B2B or a B2C business, Twitter can provide a great platform for you to converse with your target audience. However, if there isn’t a lot happening in your industry and you don’t have the means to tweet regularly, a different network may better suit your business.

What do you understand by Retweeting?

Retweeting is an integral part of the Twitter experience. The retweet (or “RT”) allows Twitter users to share the best links, tweets, and gems they find from others using the service

Hash tag in Twitter

One of the most complex features of Twitter for new users to understand is the hashtag, a topic with a hash symbol (“#”) at the start to identify it. The hashtag is a favorite tool of conferences and event organizers, but it’s also a way for Twitter users to organize themselves: if everyone agrees to append a certain hashtag to tweets about a topic, it becomes easier to find that topic in search, and more likely the topic will appear in Twitter’s Trending Topics.

You can do all of the following without having to leave the comfort of your homepage:

  • Tweet: – type your tweet into the main input box at the top of the screen
  • Message your friends publicly: Type @ and then their username, followed by your message into the main input box
  • Message your friends privately: Type D and then their username, followed by your message
  • View any of your friend’s profiles by typing WHOIS and then their username
  • Prompt your friends to tweet by typing NUDGE and then their username

Twitter is the best social media platform for busines

Sources: http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/

 

Nupur Grover

Corporate Communications

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