As popular as Twitter is there are still a lot of folks that haven't joined ranks or have registered but dropped off due to lack of interest or understanding. While the benefits of the microblogging platform are varied, it takes users and brands time to feel adept at getting the most out of the system. Now Twitter is addressing that need by launching "Twitter 101" which will get newbies started, while allowing brands a leg-up on as to how to be successful on this social network
Twitter 101 Just Released
Basics are detailed, case studies are offered up, best practices are detailed and the ABCs of microblogging are probed. As Twitter describes it:
- Twitter is a communications platform that helps businesses and their customers do a number of useful things. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time market intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners and other people who care about your company. As an individual user, you can use Twitter to tell a company (or anyone else) that you've had a great--or disappointing--experience with their business, offer product ideas, and learn about great offers.
A section called Learn the Lingo
is beneficial for the "chirpers
" (first time users) to understand the language of Twitter. Some of the most useful conventions on Twitter including retweets (RT), hashtags (#), and @username messages are defined in easily understandable terms.
Also check out the Other Resource
tab, where you will find books, Web site, articles, and blog posts that will provide you with some advance learning and updates as they occur on a daily basis.
So crank up the laptop... and head on over to Twitter 101
to be one of the first to pick up your Twitter 101 guide,
hot off the press. I guarantee you, you will be a pro in less than a day or two! And if you like, tweet me
after you set up your profile, as I would be glad to answer any additional questions you might have.