Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Twitter for Businesses

Twitter is a powerful information network.  It is used by millions of people and businesses to quickly share information.  

On Twitter, anyone can read, write and share messages of 140 characters or less.  These "tweets" are public and open to anyone who wants to read them.  Users can "follow" your account, which allows them to subscribe to your messages.  Followers view all of your messages in their newsfeed.   

Why should businesses use Twitter?

Businesses can use Twitter to quickly share information, build relationships with existing and potential customers, and gather insights and feedback.  

Twitter Basics
  • Mention: You can mention another user in your Tweets by preceding it with the @ sign.  
  • Retweet: Click the retweet link in order to share a tweet by another user and send it to your followers
  • Message: To privately message another user, prefix your tweet with DM or D, @, and the person's username.  (i.e. DM @onfast)
  • Hashtag: Hashtags (#) are used to express the theme of a tweet and to categorize it (i.e. #vacation).  Users can click on hashtags to view similar tweets.  

Make sure that your business's profile short but discuss who you are and what benefits you bring to your customers.  Be sure to tweet all special offerings by you or your business.  Tweet all events you or your business is holding or attending.  Use Twitter to answer questions, and give feedback and pointers.  

Twitter can be a great tool to disseminate information quickly to your interested customers and get your company noticed.

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