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• Saturday, November 01st, 2008

I’ve been Twittering a bit this weekend and learning things along the way.  Twitpic seems to be the popular way to post pictures to Twitter, perhaps because of the tiny url it provides for your pic.  Very easy interface. 

Just got to http://twitpic.com and enter your Twitter username/password.  Click around until you see a link to “Upload Photo” on the top nav bar.  After you upload the picture, it lets you post a message to go with it.  Then it automatically posts it to Twitter.  Easy as  pie!   

Check out my pics:

I posted the box above by getting the code for a Badge from TwitPic and inserting it into my post. Pretty cool! :)

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• Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Twitter is social networking site with a couple of twists:

  1. Your posts are limited to 140 characters, so they’re short and sweet.
  2. You can “follow” whomever you want in order to “eavesdrop” on their conversations.  You can meet lots of new people simply by following the other side of the conversation. (You have to see it in action to really get it.)

To get started,

  1. Go to Twitter.com and sign up for an account.  Consider using your real name.  You might also use a user name tied to your business.  If you’ll be using it to market you business (along with personal conversations, since this should be the “real” you), keep it professional or catchy.  Although you can change your username, you’d probably rather avoid it.
  2. During the sign up process, you’ll be offered an opportunity to have Twitter search your e-mail account for friends.  Since you can pick and choose, it would be a good idea to do it to get a jump on followers. (You can also do it later if you’d rather skip it for now.)
  3. After signing up, go to your profile and upload a picture (they’ll crop it for you).  Pictures make posts more interesting and you more memorable.  Also in your profile, you can choose a pre-worked design to add a tad of originality.  You can change it later. Also in your profile, you can enter your website address which will appear on your Twitter page.
  4. Go ahead and Tweet something (that’s the short message which lets everyone know what you’re doing).
  5. Next, you want to find people to follow.  Try the Search link at the bottom of the Twitter home page and enter a topic you’re interested in.  If you find any interesting conversations, consider following them.  (You can always stop following later.)  What blogs do you follow online?  Do those bloggers have a Twitter presence?  Search for the names and see what you come up with.  Find resource sites about Twitter; follow them.  The “big” guys probably won’t follow you back, but the smaller guys probably will because they’re trying to increase their network just like you. 

Just start following and learning.  It gets addictive! (And I’ve only just started!) And download the Twitter Handbook! (Just sign up. It’s free.)

Keeping it real,

Debbie

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