Believe it or not, Twitter is 7 years old, has more than 500 million registered users who send out 340 million tweets on a daily basis. However, it still seems to be the most misunderstood and misused social channel out there. When I engage in social media training, the two questions I always receive are:
"How do I use Twitter?"
"Why should I use it?"
Adam Barrell, Founder of Tweet Perth and Anna Francis from Blue Claws Search recently wrote two blog posts on tips and techniques to make the most of Twitter. Below is a summation of their posts with my "Twitter-Dee" inputs as they relate to the meeting industry.
New Blog Post Is Your Meeting on Autopilot? How Sameness will Sabotage Your Event Every Time ow.ly/2vOVl3
— AV Event Solutions (@AVEventSolution) March 30, 2013
— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) March 25, 2013
Twitter-Dee Tip #5: No more Re-Tweet (RT)
If you want to search for a speaker, exhibitor, partner or attendee without the noise of RTs, just go up to the search box and put in quotes what you are looking for. Here is an example:
Twitter-Dee Tip #6: Back Up Your Tweets
You don't have to worry about Twitter being hacked and all your wonderful tweets going away. Just log into your Twitter account, go to the rotary wheel at the top right-hand side of your page, click on Settings and scroll down to the bottom and Request your Archive. A link will be sent to you that downloads your tweets to zip file on your computer.