Do you want to know the latest event or update about friends, family members, and celebrities? Twitter is the way to go about it. Millions of people are using this famous social network to send short messages about anything. Perhaps it is the easiest and most user-friendly among all social networking tools that one can use. Initially, Twitter was just for personal messages but later on it has become also a tool for business agenda. Your life line is the Twitter community that you have built where you can engage in a dialogue, keep up with the curve of the social media, and most importantly share whatever it is that you feel like sharing. Here are some of the most important things that you need to keep in mind when you want to grow and maximize the full potential of Twitter.
1. Choose a friendly, short, simple, and plain Twitter ID name – If you want to create a personal or business brand in the Twitter community you must make your Twitter ID simple and plain. It would be great if you can use your name or the closest one. If you have a long name, you may want to make it short because you only have an available 140 characters for every Twitter post. As such your name also takes some of the space so you have to consider shortening it so you can maximize your post. Another thing that you should think of is to avoid using numbers and underscores if it is not necessary at all.
2. Immerse yourself in the Twitter culture – One of the seemingly odd but interesting culture of Twitter is to follow people who you do not know or have never met. Of course, the thing about following is to look for people who have the same interests, professions, hobbies, or experts on field that you have no knowledge about.
3. Join the crowd and speak the same lingo – In whatever social media site that you join in, you find a different crowd and a different kind of lingo that you have to learn. Otherwise, you will not be able to enjoy and feel that you are part of the social community. The key to mixing in with the crowd is to observe and ask if you do not understand what it means. Try using the words that you learn and along the way you will learn more and eventually get used to it. Some of the basic and important Twitter lingo that you must know are the following:
a. When you send a message in Twitter, it is called a “Tweet”
b. The initials “DM” refers to sending a direct message
c. With the initials “RT”, it means that you retweet or resend the message
The symbol “@” is used when you reply to a tweet. Be sure to include it always after the Twitter ID in a reply.
4. Always write your Twitter ID – It would be helpful to always indicate your Twitter ID in all your signatures not just in Twitter but in all social media groups that you belong to. This will give you the chance to be followed by others.
These are just some of the essential things that you can use while you are just starting out to build your Twitter community. Happy Tweeting!