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10 Tips For Being A Better Listener On Twitter

Social listening is the modern marketing practice of staying constantly attuned to your customers, fans, and followers, leveraging their free insight into your brand or business and engaging in a two-way social dialogue.

Twitter is a rich resource for social listening, with millions of conversations proliferating daily across the network about a wide range of companies and brands. A great place to start, if you’re interested in fine-tuning your listening, is with Mention.net, a free (up to a point) service that’s like Google Alerts on steroids.

But that’s just the beginning. For 10 solid tips on how to be a better listener on Twitter, keep reading.

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.@Mention Pro Tip: How To Let Everyone See What You’ve Replied

You’re witty, well-versed in theoretical physics or some sort of creative wunderkind and your Twitter followers have no idea.

How can this be? Well, you’re not the showy type and this side of you only comes out when you’re @replying to certain folks – and as we all know, a tweet that starts with an @mention is only seen by you, the recipient and folks following both of you.

If only there was a quick and simple way to share those tweets with all of your followers. There is.
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Advanced Twitter Listening Tip: Track More Than Just Your Mentions

Twitter is as much – and maybe more – about listening as it is about broadcasting. If you want your business or personal Twitter account to succeed, you’ve got to have a listening strategy in place in order to access valuable feedback, learn, and engage your customers and connections.

But if your listening strategy involves checking out your “@ Connect” folder every once in a while for users mentioning your Twitter handle, you’ve got a long way to go.
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Twitter Is Removing Your @Mentions Folder. Here’s How To Get It Back.

Over the next few weeks, Twitter is rolling out a completely revamped interface. And your @mentions folder is getting bulldozed in the process.

While many are looking forward to the changes – which will see the addition of two new folders, the @Username folder and the Activity folder – others are concerned that they won’t have a single place to view all of their @mentions.

Well rest assured, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to hold on to your @mentions (and even find some that your old @mentions folder was missing).
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What Do You Think About Twitter Introducing A Facebook-Like Wall?

Rumor has it that Twitter is experimenting with a “Facebook-like” wall for some of its newest users. This is apparently intended to make the steep learning curve for Twitter newbies easier.
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Learn A Lesson From Weiner: Get To Know The Difference Between DMs And Replies… Fast

Wow… I don’t know of many other scandals that could have been prevented with a simple one-character change on a text message, but that’s exactly how Anthony Weiner got caught with his pants down (sorry, that’s my freebie, I’ll keep it above the belt from now on). The embattled representative accidentally shared a picture of his nether-regions on Twitter for all the world to see, and all because he didn’t understand the difference between a DM and a mention or reply.
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