Taken at Courtyard By Marriott Kauai Coconut Beach
NOTES FOR INTERMEDIATE TWITTER CLASS MARCH 12
Intro to Twitter
Instructor: @LindaSherman @KauaiTalk
Twitter Header specs:
520px x 260px
Maximum file size of 5MB
Bio: 160 characters with spaces
120 characters (140 allowed)
DM (Direct Message)
Shorten links to Ow.ly
Email Notification Setting
Boxcar (iPhone only)
Creating a Twitter Network
Linda Sherman’s post on how to participate in a Twitter chat.
Mack Collier is the host.
Useful articles on building your Twitter presence
Huffington Post Vala Afshar 100 thought leaders on Twitter
Photos and Twitter
Don’t post photos through Hootsuite. Do directly on Twitter.com
3 MB maximum
Article by Linda Sherman on Klout and Twitter
Good people to follow on Twitter on Kauai. Make sure to connect Facebook to your Twitter.
Be careful not to type something right in front of an @name or it won’t hyperlink.
You wouldn’t type I like@JoeSmith – it won’t link
Why people put a dot in front of an @name at the beginning of a tweet
.@KilohanaLihgt is fantastic –
What this does is allow all of my followers to see the tweet
If I tweet
@KilohanaLight is fantanstic
ONLY followers of @KilohanaLight will get it in their Twitter feed.
Ways to RT.
Hootsuite – is classic RT – make a comment before
Great Vid! RT @JoeSmith here is a vid of my cat
Native RT is from Twitter.com (with the classic RT extension you have this option)
Tweeting from THEIR ICON
VIA is the another option – use at the end of the tweet.
MT – modified tweet
Comment on their blog, then tweet the link with a comment. For this purpose you should sign up for Gravatar, Disqus and Livefyre. Gravatar will give you an avatar when you comment. Signing up in advance for popular commenting platforms Disqus and Livefyre will make it easier to comment.