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12 tips to get you started on Twitter Sue Beckingham @suebecks Sue Beckingham | @suebecks 12 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 9 10 11

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  1. 1. 12 tips to get you started on Twitter Sue Beckingham @suebecks Sue Beckingham | @suebecks 12 1 2 3 4 57 6 8 9 10 11
  2. 2. Your Username Choose a name that is easy for others to remember and use Don't make it too long as this will eat into the 140 characters if others retweet your posts @suebecks
  3. 3. Your Avatar Dont be an egghead add a photo (default avatar) @suebecks
  4. 4. Your Bio This your opportunity to create a first impression, make it a good one. Include a link to your blog or website within your bio @suebecks
  5. 5. Tweet regularly By all means listen and learn, but then join in and contribute: Post useful links Add comments to other people's posts Ask questions @suebecks
  6. 6. Respond Don't just focus on your own tweets, read and respond to others questions and comments Twitter is social so check and reply to your direct messages (DMs) and mentions from others Thank others for retweeting your own posts @suebecks
  7. 7. Retweet Retweet useful posts to share with your followers Show your appreciation to the people you follow and acknowledge you have found it useful they will reciprocate @suebecks
  8. 8. Consider the length Don't always use all of the 140 characters allow space so that others can retweet your full post (which will include your username) and add a comment @suebecks
  9. 9. Consider the content Share tweets and information that show your expertise in your chosen field and of value to your followers Engage in a dialogue: ask questions, share associated resources @suebecks
  10. 10. Consider the tone Be professional Don't use Twitter as a forum to vent and resist negative or sarcastic remarks Have empathy and sensitivity @suebecks
  11. 11. Keep personal, personal Use a DM (direct message) for personal messages meant for just one person or a selected group @suebecks
  12. 12. Getting organised Utilise the favourites feature Download a Twitter app to your smart phone Create lists View your Twitter lists using a dashboard e.g. Hootsuite or Tweetdeck @suebecks
  13. 13. Analyse link click- throughs Maximise free analytics using URL shorteners e.g.,, and @suebecks
  14. 14. Sue Beckingham Sheffield Hallam University @suebecks @suebecks