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3 Essential Things To Do Right After Signing Up For Twitter

It’s easy to sign up for Twitter. Right there on the homepage, you’ll notice the signup box: just enter your full name, email, and password and you’re on your way.

But what happens after you click the confirmation number in that email, and you’re treading into the open waters of hundreds of millions of other accounts, billions of tweets a week, and those weird little hashtags you’ve seen from time to time?

Here are three essential things you need to do right after you sign up for Twitter, to get the most out of our favorite 140-character network.
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Where Does The “RT” Go In A Retweet?

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.
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To Succeed On Twitter, Don’t Act Like OMGPOP’s CEO

There’s a lesson to be learned from others’ failures, and we’ve got a big one for you here. The CEO of OMGPOP – made famous in recent weeks by their hugely successful Draw Something app and their recent acquisition by Zynga – lashed out at a non-conforming employee on Twitter, drawing criticism and scorn from the gaming community and Twitter users over the weekend. The lesson? Keep your ultra-negative thoughts to yourself, or at least to internally-circulated memos. Don’t tweet in anger.
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77% Of Consumers Would Buy From Your Company If Your CEO Was Tweeting [STUDY]

A new study on eMarketer suggests that CEOs who tweet are regarded more positively than those who don’t – so it’s high time company big-wigs get their thoughts in order, condense them, and type them out in 140 characters or less.
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Rush Limbaugh Signs Up For Twitter, And Hasn’t Ranted… Yet

Notoriously outspoken conservative Rush Limbaugh has just signed up for Twitter, in an attempt to battle his critics and rally his supporters. Will you follow him?
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Manchester United Striker Fined £15,000 For Homophobic Tweet

The Manchester striker Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 ($24,000) for admitting to tweeting a homophobic slur.

This is the latest in a series of fines – many of which have been slapped on sports figures – for inappropriate tweeting.
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How To Cite A Tweet In An Academic Paper

Two worlds have collided: the Modern Language Association has revealed the proper way to cite a tweet in an academic paper.
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32 Percent Of People Tweet While They Eat [REPORT]

If you’re someone who’s aware of social norms enough to put down the smartphone while you eat, you’re quickly becoming the minority. More and more often, people are tweeting from the table, according to a new study.
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GroupTweet Makes It Easy For Your Entire Team To Manage A Single Twitter Account

If you’re got a big team managing your Twitter account, you know how hard it can be to coordinate everyone’s tweeting efforts. Making everyone use the same platform, handing out your password to dozens of employees and dealing with a decentralized group of people who are working in different time zones… it’s not easy.

Enter GroupTweet, the simple, streamlined solution for multiple contributors to a single Twitter account. We got a chance to speak with GroupTweet’s co-founder, Ryan Craft, about GroupTweet’s features, what separates it from the competition, and why you should check it out.
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Indonesian Minister Says Twitter Offenders May Face Up To 7-12 Years In Jail

The Communications and Information Minister of Indonesia has said that anyone found tweeting content that violates the law could face between 7 and 12 years in prison.
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