Twitter and Micro Blogging

Viral Tweets: Rand Fishkin on How To Get Re-Tweeted

If you’re on Twitter to network or promote your business, you want to be re-tweeted.  You want others to share your insight, link or photo.  You want your tweets to be viral. If you are new to Twitter, to “re-tweet” means to have someone else forward your tweet, or update, to their followers.  The shorthand […]

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Who's On Twitter? What Happens When You "Shake Hands" With Your Followers?

Who exactly is following me on Twitter, I asked myself? What would happen if I “shook hands” with each of them? Online marketing consultant Larry Brauner reminds us that if you want people to be interested in you, you have to be interested in them. He recommends when people connect with you in a social […]

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Promoting Politely: What's Naughty and Nice Business Etiquette on Social Networks

How should you promote your product or service politely on social networks?  That’s in essence Sandra’s question.  Here’s how this ZandaPanda bakeware owner expresses it: What bothers me somewhat is that everyone agrees that it’s bad form to try to market directly, but to me it also feels a bit deceitful not to. I very […]

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Twitter for Business: 52 Links with Brief Descriptions

Like a good ex-librarian, I’m going to point you to links on using Twitter in your business, and give you a brief summary of each. (If you don’t know what Twitter is, watch this short video or click this intro link.) Here are the categories I used: Why Twitter for Business? Getting Started with Twitter, […]

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