Whether you’re a Twitter power user or a nervous neophyte, there are some words you’ve just got to know in order to interact on Twitter. We’ve compiled the essential Twitter dictionary so you can tweet with confidence, @mention frequently, and sift through your followers and friends without getting them mixed up.
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Twitter takes some getting used to, but once you’ve trained yourself to stick within the 140-character limit and you understand an @mention and a retweet, you can navigate it pretty well. However, in order to get the most out of Twitter, you’ve got to go beyond your comfort zone a bit and experiment with some of the advanced – but essential – features the pros use. Here are three that you should know… but might not.
You’ve probably noticed that asking folks to tweet your links isn’t so tough, but asking them to tweet a separate call to action for you is not super successful. Why?
Well, beyond the fact that begging for tweets is annoying (and must make your heart sad), people are very busy and if you’re lucky enough to grab their attention, you have to make sharing your message VERY simple. As in “here’s your pre-written tweet” simple. And we’re going to show you how.
It wasn’t until celebrities like Ashton Kutcher and Oprah decided to embrace Twitter that the 140 character network really took off. And celebrity influence on our favorite social networks hasn’t ebbed since.
The millions of followers, the massive influence and the high profile status of celebrities make them a powerful force on Twitter. So what happens when one of your tweets gets retweeted by a Twit-lebrity?
“Please quit posting pictures of your debit cards, people.”
That’s the pleading bio of the latest novelty Twitter account on the block. But this isn’t your average political satire or celebrity parody – this account retweets common-sense-lacking Twitter users who have posted pictures of their credit or debit cards in an effort to get them to stop.
The structure of a tweet is a bit of an enigma for plenty of Twitter newbies. And a retweet? Even more confusing.
But there are a few best practices when it comes to formatting your retweets, and they’re actually very simple once you get the hang of them.
We’re not really sure why you’re reading this article. Maybe you want to get rid of a few followers. Maybe you’re tired of putting on a “nice” face on Twitter. Whatever your sick and twisted reasonings, we’ve got the ultimate guide to being a jerk on Twitter, just for you.
A retweet is a powerful thing. It helps spread your content to a much wider audience than just those people immediately following you, and it adds social credibility to whatever is being shared.
So which brands are doing Twitter right, and seeing the most retweets?
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