10 Twitter Mistakes You Should Avoid

Twitter Mistakes to Avoid

Twitter Mistakes to Avoid

When you are roaming the web, searching for valuable Twitter related tips, what you really want is tested tips that are effective and straight to the point.

Therefore, for today’s’ post, I will be sharing with you a list of 10 simple and direct Twitter mistakes you should avoid when using Twitter:

  1. Thou shall not blabber.
  2. Thou shall not follow random tweeps just to increase one’s number of followers.
  3. Thou shall not be inactive and complacent.
  4. Thou shall not talk too much about oneself and one’s achievements.
  5. Thou shall not expect to be retweeted if thou do not retweet in return. Continue reading »
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Top 10 Climate Change Twitter Lists You Want to Follow

Thinking of going green? Feel the need to be an active part of what’s going on in the environment?

Here are 10 Climate Change lists that contain experts you might want to follow:

1. Ecotweeps

Ecotweeps is a list of eco and green tweeps created by @mimimyne. Ecotweeps has 52 tweeps listed, including @planetgreen and @thegreenforum.

@ecotweeps List

Ecotweeps List

2. Climate Friends

Climate Friends is a list of top Climate Friendly (Low Carbon) tweeps created by @toddlucier. Climate Friends has 27 tweeps listed, including @liveearth and @wwf_climate.

3. Klima

Klima is a list of top tweeps specialized in climate change and the COP15 summit in Copenhagen, created by @FelsBerlin. Klim has 40 tweeps listed, including @tcktcktck and @350.

4. Activists We Like

Activists We like is a list of online activists who tweet on anti-poverty, environment and social justice, created by @wdmuk. Activists We Like has 69 tweeps listed, including @geecologist and @kimondo.

Activists We Like List

Activists We Like List

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10 Types of Twitter Users: Which Type Do You Think You Are?

Are Twitter users all the same to us or do they have different types of Twitter followers, regardless of their numbers and reasons for being on Twitter? What are the main types of Twitter users and what are their distinctive characteristics?

Check out this list of 10 Types of Twitter Users (organized from not annoying to very annoying!):

10. The Do-Gooders: Tweeps who put so much effort to provide their followers with valuable information, tips and advice through sharing content and links they find and retweeting valuable tweets.

9. The Thankful Darlings: Tweeps who focus many of their tweets and retweets around giving love and spreading smiles and thank you’s to their followers.

8. The Conversationalists: These tweeps will ask questions regarding different topics of interest to them, and to others, and based on the retweets they get, they will start valuable discussions with their followers.

Sharing Valuable Info

Sharing Valuable Info

7. The Wage-Earners: I think this category embraces a large number of Twitter users since it encompasses those employees who work as social media agents tweeting and retweeting about their company, service or brand while trying hard not to seem intrusive.

6. The Humble Artists: Tweeps who have certain talents they are trying to promote through Twitter. Most of these put an effort to meeting new people and tweeting and retweeting different valuable content to them while spreading their talent. Continue reading »

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10 Advanced Twitter Tips & Tricks

Advanced Twitter Tips

As a part of our mission, we aim to make use of our tweeting experience by bringing you tips that may help you get more attention, engagement, clicks, replies, and new followers.

Therefore, we invite you to enjoy this great list of 10 advanced Twitter tips and tricks:

1. Search for Yourself: Twitter has an API call limit of 150 calls an hour. Every time your Twitter client searches for replies, DMs, or tweets, it wastes a call. Use a search for your own name instead of a replies column in your Twitter client, thus saving APIs and getting the same result! (The only downside is that people with protected updates won’t show up).

2. Use Friendfeed: Friendfeed is a very good resource for searching for old tweets. Twitter Search only goes back a few weeks, but Friendfeed allows you to find any old tweet.

3. Use Groups: Even when you are following a large number of tweeps, you really pay close attention to only a sum of their tweets. By creating groups in your Twitter client, you have a column with those tweets that really count!

4. Don’t Use & in Your Twitter Profile: For some reason, the “&” symbol doesn’t get along well with Twitter and won’t be displayed properly.

5. 125 is the new 140: Although you can now tweet more than 140 characters, the whole purpose of Twitter is the short messages. Shorten your tweets to 125 (or shorter if you can) to encourage easy retweets and added comments. Continue reading »

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10 Great Tips for Twitter Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Many blogs seem to have forgotten that there are new Twitter users signing up every day; they focus their posts on those who know their way around Twitter and just end up providing all sorts of advanced tips!

However, we know better and therefore, out of concern for the new Twitter users, we bring you 10 great tips for Twitter beginners:

  1. Build lists to watch people who matter to you more closely.
  2. You don’t have to read EVERY tweet (it is a waste of time and effort!)
  3. Customized @replies and mentions show other tweeps your humanity and engagement.
  4. Shrink your ULRs; it saves characters and also helps you follow up on and track traffic. Ow.ly and bit.ly are my favorites, and they are free too!
  5. Use Search.twitter.com to find your friends, celebrities, or organizations, or for searching for specific topics you’re interested in. Continue reading »
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