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Are You on Twitter? Then You’re a Writer. So Start Acting Like One.

You only have 140 characters to work with. You have to tweet quickly. There is no time to edit your tweets. Sure, there are plenty of excuses for poor spelling, grammar and sentence structure on Twitter, and some are more valid than others. But just because you’re limited in your character count and time doesn’t mean you give up on penning thoughtful, coherent and well-written tweets.
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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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Is There A Secret To Writing A Viral Tweet?

We’ve all seen our share of viral videos. And by now I bet you can identify a few features that – if not guarantee – at least help a video go viral. Does it have a cute kitten or a baby? Check. How about a college prank gone wrong? Check. Or maybe it is ultra-mysterious and intriguing and doesn’t give any information whatsoever about what it’s about. Makes me want to share it!

There are certainly some guidelines that video bloggers and makers can follow to create a viral video, but what about Twitter? Is there such a thing as a “viral tweet”? And if so, how do you write one?
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