How to Choose Your Twitter Headlines

When thinking of posting any type of content or reading material on Twitter, the most important thing to consider is your headline and it value. Your headline is more of a promise than a “catch phrase” thus a good headline promises some kind of benefit or reward in exchange for attention. That reward could range from an amusing diversion to the solution to a pressing problem.

One of the best ways which you could utilize to guarantee that your headlines always offer a compelling “reward” is to use the 4-U approach:

Your headlines must:

  1. Be USEFUL to the reader,
  2. Provide him/her with a sense of URGENCY,
  3. Convey the idea that the main benefit is somehow UNIQUE; and
  4. Do all of the above in an ULTRA-SPECIFIC way.

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Top 5 Android Twitter Applications

There are numerous Twitter applications for every mobile platform, and the Android market is full of them.

So, for our post today, we will be sharing with you the top 5 Android Twitter applications including their features and their value:

1. Plume:

Plume handles all Twitter functions very well, and concentrates on making tweeting as easy as possible. A number of home screen widgets are included. There is a free ad-supported version, and a paid version ($3.33).

2. TweetCaster:

This app is a full featured Twitter app that also has Facebook integration. The interface is designed for easy access to all of the standard Twitter functions; there are a number of widgets included with TweetCaster. TweetCaster has a unique way for hiding annoying tweets without the need for unfollowing the tweeter and it is free!

TweetCaster

TweetCaster

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10 Quick & Easy Tips for Designers on Twitter

Designers play a very important role in almost everything we see around us and especially on the internet. They rely on creativity and hard work to provide us with design solutions for websites, brochures, business cards and the likes which, in the end, act as the “face” of anything we are trying to promote.

As we all know, designers always have a lot on their hands so this post will be short and simple and will outline how designers could use Twitter to their benefit in terms of promoting what they do to their target audience.

1. Look for and follow other designers and design studios.
2.Use Twitter search to find jobs and projects.
3. Help the community by engaging, critiquing and responding to fellow designers’ questions.
4. Post your newest projects and published websites and keep your followers up to date with your achievements.
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10 Valuable Tips for NGOs on Twitter

NGOs & Causes

NGOs & Causes

Twitter is fundamentally changing the way people, companies and organizations interact and share ideas. With that said, and especially in the case of NGOs, it is very important to learn how to utilize Twitter in order to achieve the goals and objectives they are trying to promote.

Therefore, for today’s post, I will be sharing with you 10 useful and equally valuable tips for NGOs on Twitter:

1. Monitor Discussions & Relevant Updates:

Once you’ve signed up and chosen the right Twitter name, avatar and background for your NGO, start out by doing a search. This will familiarize you with the relevant content on Twitter and will give you a taste on how to proceed further.

2. Identify & Follow:

Identify the most influential and interesting Twitter users in your sector and follow them. You can also look up your friends and colleagues since they might help you get more exposure for the cause you are promoting. Tweepi.com is a great tool for doing that!

3. Customize Your Account:

Add a descriptive bio, a related link and customize your page to encourage tweeps to follow you. There’s just enough room for a short description in your Twitter bio so use it; explain what you’re doing or, if you’re representing an organization or campaign, and describe your activities.

4. Create a Relevant Voice:

Perhaps you want to inspire debate by asking pertinent, open-ended questions or maybe you want to inform about issues. It’s up to you which tone of voice you use but avoid going into rants or being idle.

5. Patience, Grasshopper:

There are many services out there that promise huge number of followers, forget about them; what you really want is quality not quantity. Having 50,000 people who aren’t listening to you or retweeting you is not as valuable as 100 advocates who will evangelize your cause.

The way to do this right is by being active through posting relevant and interesting messages and responding and engaging with followers. Continue reading »

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10 Great Tips from 10 Great Twitter Users!

Who can give you better advice on using Twitter effectively and creatively more than the “creme de la creme” of Twitter users themselves? The answer is simple: No one!

Therefore, for today’s post, I will be sharing with you 10 great tips from 10 equally great Twitter users that are sure to enhance your overall tweeting experience:

  • ryansholin – Be honest. Have fun. Don’t try to sell anything.
  • wpcandy – Twitter about stuff that has to do with your blog, but also Twitter stuff that has nothing to do with your blog.
  • scottkarp – Share links, share ideas, ask questions, answer questions — anything but “what are you doing?” unless it’s really interesting.
  • rosshill – Join the conversation, there are too many blog promoters on twitter who just broadcast. Learn @ and start networking :)
  • soniasimone – Write each word like it matters, because it does. Continue reading »
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