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Workshops by The Social Larder
√ Perfect for beginners.
√ Get setup, Learn the Language, Learn the Science
√ Make it Manageable, Dashboards, Mobile Apps
Twitter Support – Twitter’s own support pages are a great resource to help users with basics like a Twitter Glossary and Twitter 101 and more complex info on how to link to tweeter from your website and display tweet streams using widgets. Free.
Twitter Search – Twitter’s search functionality is still developing. Twitter’s Advanced Search allows you to explore all the data Twitter has to offer and help you find people with common interests to follow, information on subjects you care about. Free.
Mom, This is how Twitter works – Essential reading. This is a great explanation of who will see a tweet depending on how you compose it. This is a must read for anyone new to Twitter and a great refresh for established Twitter users. Free. Check out the infographic at the end of this post for more useful tips.
Twitter’s Own Business Support Pages – Twitter’s own Twitter 101 page for business full of case studies and other juicy bits to get you thinking of how you might use twitter. Far warning there is a little bit of spruiking about promoted products, it’s good to know what your options are. Free.
Tools for Managing Twitter – Social Media Made Easy
Hootsuite – Make Social Media manageable by using a dashboard to help you manage your Social Media sites. View multiple sites at once, post to multiple sites with one click, allow multiple members to manage sites, aggregate you analytics, schedule future posts and more. Make sure you get their mobile phone app and browser extension to maximise use. My preferred dashboard, with better separation of sites and more advanced functionality for business application. Free and Pro Version.
TweetDeck is another alternative dashboard. make sure you get their mobile phone app and browser extension to maximise use. Perhaps, better for personal use. Free.
Tools for Managing your Twitter Followers & Tweeps you are Following
TweetAdder – This is a great tool that I have used personally and have used to help clients build a relevant audience. Both Mac and PC versions are available. This tool can be used for Good and Evil. Please use it for good, to find your relevant audience, listen and learn from them and share everything that you care for with them.
Get in touch is you need support or training to use this software or if you’d like us to mange the process for you.
Fun Stuff for Twitter
TweetViz – Twitter Visualisation tool, great for sharing a tweet stream on the big screen for a conference or workshop. Free.
Twitter for News – The speed of Twitter is phenomenal. During the earthquakes in Melbourne, I had the precise details of the quake and the memes coming through within a couple of minutes. The major traditional news channels didn’t publish for hours!