It always amazes me the number of people who just don’t “get” how to use twitter, including several self-appointed “social media experts”.
Here’s a guide to how I use twitter (for a personal account) and a few pointers. Hopefully it’ll help at least someone. ( :
What is twitter for?
For me, twitter is about several things:
for me following people
I like twitter as I can keep an eye on what other people are saying. I follow people who say interesting or amusing things. My twitter feed enriches my life. As soon as someone’s tweets start getting skipped over when I’m reading my feed, they get unfollowed. I find myself skipping over tweets for several reasons:
- they’re boring
- they’re offensive
- they add no value to my life
for people following me
I use twitter as a micro-blogging service. I can either tweet what I’m up to, whatever pops into my brain, pictures of food, links to blog posts, photos of me sat on a unicorn (i.e. COOL THINGS), live tweet sound bytes / photos from conferences or events (with a hashtag so others at the event can see it). I also tweet quite heavily about digital events I organise, attend or think are pretty cool.
If you don’t like what I tweet about, unfollow me! I won’t take offence. It just means I’ll have to email or text you instead of DM’ing.
Part two up soon. ( :