Not Knowing How To Use Twitter Properly
I joined Twitter recently so I’m not exactly well versed on how to use it properly. This is what’s bugging me today!
And if I want to get the most of what Twitter has to offer I figured I should probably start doing some more reading on it.
As a matter of fact, I don’t know the ins and outs of Facebook either but since it seems that Twitter is easier to use I decided to tackle this one first and leave Facebook for another day.
When I first joined Twitter I did a search on how to use it and this is one of the first things I found and checked out. It’s cute and done with humour. This is their take on these two social networks.
Twitter Vs. FacebookTwitter is different from Facebook because it has an opt-in take on friending vs. an opt-out like Facebook. If you accept a friend request on Facebook, you automatically “follow” each other (Facebook does not use “following” but has a newsfeed that is quite similar to twitter). This means that if you have 200 Facebook friends, you can potentially see 200 people’s news in your feed …
On twitter, you can be followed by 2,000 people but only see 50 people in your feed—50 people you CHOSE to follow. The main difference between the two is that Twitter is much more simplified. There is a character limit to posts, there are no picture or video libraries, and no complicated profiles, relationship statuses, etc.
Now she just said there are no picture or video libraries but I remember my daughter mentioning how she uses TwitPic to post photos. I guess that’s something else that needs to get checked out.
I was thinking about adding a poll today but I’m finding that a lot of bloggers don’t like answering polls, but will answer questions in the comments. So that’s what I’m doing today!
Some people say that you should reply and acknowledge the people who follow you but then others say it’s not necessary to reply.
What do you do?
Do you reply to everyone who follows you or just the ones you know personally?
Another thing I’m not sure about is this entire following bit. I know it’s all the craze about how many you have following you but what’s the deal with that?
Do you automatically follow everyone that follows you
or just the people you know or think might be interesting to follow?
Do you expect others to follow you back?
Does anyone really have the time to read all the tweets?
I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say about these questions.
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This is what’s bugging me today!
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What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity.
In the end there are no certain answers.
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