79% of the top 100 companies use social network sites. Twitter at one point had over 100 competitors and crushed them all. Twitter is only rivaled by corporate blogs in the amount of company participation.
For the most part students know how to use social media much better than there teachers. So with all of those items under consideration I figured it was time to learn a little bit about Twitter.
Twitter is by far the one with the biggest learning curve for me anyway. I thought it might be for you as well, so I am including a few things I recently figured out in this post. Feel free to skip ahead if this is old hat. Apparently joining Twitter is just a rite of passage I never learned.
- It is best to start out in Twitter looking for your friends.
- @ reply: A comment aimed at one user and visible to the public. Also @ with another users name after it will ensure that user sees your note.
- DM is a direct email that goes to your inbox...check it.
- RT means the post has been retweeted. Don't do it all the time. You want to add content but it is useful if you want to spread awareness about a certain topic or product.
Here is a link to one of the most helpful Tutorials I found. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0xbjIE8cPM