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Please Twitter. Get it fixed and do it now

TwitterSpam

The other day I had a little chat on Twitter with my good friend Brankica from OnlineIncomeStar about Twitter. We were chatting about all the fake accounts created every day and how frustrating it is. Many of these accounts are created by auto-bots and people that want to get attention by spamming all us real people that love to use the Social Media every day. The chat gave me the idea to write this post. Not that I expect anyone from Twitter to read this post, but maybe it can help start a debate about an issue I think many of you can relate to. Why is Twitter not doing more to reduce the spam?

Why don’t you mention yourself on Twitter?

I see it all the time. I visit a blog, find something interesting that I want to share with my followers. I click on the Twitter or Buffer button and then I see it or actually I don’t see it..! The owner of the blog have installed Sharebar, Buffer or other share buttons, has a lot of followers, a lot of reTweets but no Twitter name in the tweet that I am about to send. Why is that? I see it a lot and not just on newbie bloggers that has just started blogging. I also see it on successful blogs with a lot of traffic. It really is amazing how many that have not configured this little setting. Now it is time for me to write a post to address this matter.

Follow your Twitter stats with Twittercounter, part 2

It has now been three months since I joined Twitter with my Techwork account and boy have I learned a lot..! As you might have found out by now, I am a real sucker for stats. In this part2 of my “Follow your twitter stats with twittercounter” it is time to share my stats after 3 months. You can see Part1 here if you missed it.

As you can see I have had a steady increase of followers for all 3 months. One think I have learned from these three months is that it takes time to build a large among of followers. I have also learned that the more active I am on Twitter the more new followers I get. The best thing about my journey on twitter is that I have met a lot of great people and got to know a lot of great blogs that I visit on a regular basis. If you are new to Twitter you might want to take a look at my Twitter Guide For Dummies part1 and Twitter Guide For Dummies part2

If you want to keep track of your own Twitter history just go to Twittercounter and sign in with your Twitter account.

If you want to find out who is unfollowing you I can recommend a free little service at who.unfollowed.me It can also show you who of the people you are following that are not following you back. No signing up required you just sign in with your Twitter account. Before I sign off I would like to ask you 2 questions:

  1. How long have you been on Twitter?
  2. What is the number 1 reason you unfollow people again?

 

Twitter Guide For Dummies part2

Welcome to part 2 of my “Twitter Guide for Dummies” If you missed the first one you can see it here: Twitter Guide For Dummies Part1 In this part 2 I will give you some tips on how you can improve your skills on Twitter. In this part I will go into some of the features that personally took me a little while to discover myself.

The # and @ paragraph

One thing you might notice when you begin with Twitter is that the # (Hashtag) and @ (AT) paragraphs. Those both have special power on Twitter. Whenever you use the # paragraph in front of a word in a Tweet it will be highlighted and made click and searchable. The @ paragraph is used in front of all profile names on twitter. If you want to mention someone in a tweet you start with the @ and then the profile name. e.g. “@TechWork_dk I love your #tweets..! ” This will make your tweet show up in my @Mention tab even if I am not following you. I will explain what the @Mention tab is in a minute.

Direct messages (DM)

With Direct messages you can send message directly to people on Twitter. Only the receiver can see these messages. Use the Direct message button on the receivers profile to send a DM. You can only send DM to people who follow you on Twitter. Otherwise Twitter would be a spam hell 😉

Remember to check the @Mention Tab

One thing that took me a while to figure out when I began with Twitter is how important it is to check the Mention tab from time to time. In the mention tab you can see every time your profile name has been included in a tweet. It can be ReTweet for one of your own tweets or it can be a reply or maybe a question to you. The mention tab is a great way to connect with your followers and people who are following you, but it can also be a great way to find new friends you want to follow.

Twitter Lists

One of my most supporting visitor here on TechWork.dk, Adrienne from Adriennesmith.net suggested that I should explain Twitter lists here in part2 so that I will do.
With twitter list you can create groups of users that you want to pay special attention to or simply to organize the people you are following. You can keep your list private or you can share them with the rest of the world. That is all up to you.

To create a list:

Create Twitter List

1. Find the List button on the main page

2. Select Create a list

3. Give the list a name, a description and select if it should be Public or Private

4. Add people you want on your list (You don’t need to follow a user to list her/him)

When you have created your list you can select it to see only tweets from the users you have put on your list. This can be very useful if you are following a lot of people or people you think “spam” sending big series of tweets on your timeline.

Well this was all for part 2. If you have something to add, please leave a comment and share it with us all. If you want to learn more about Twitter they actually have a great online help I don’t know if I there will be a part3 to this series, but I do have some ideas so maybe. In the other hand maybe it will be a post about: How the experts use Twitter but then I will need your help 🙂

Please leave me a comment…

 

Twitter Guide For Dummies part1

Welcome to my little Twitter Guide For Dummiesbush

As you properly know Twitter is a Social Network that is quiet popular all over the world. If you are new to twitter you might find this post helpful to get you started on Twitter. In this post I will try to explain how it works and how you get started.

So how does it work?

First of all you need to create an account. You do that by clicking on the sign up button and enter in your personal details. You need to select a unique username that will follow you on twitter. It might be difficult to find a good available one, but try to find one that tell who you are or what you like.

Twitter is a messages system where you can share your thoughts and links with the rest of the Twitter community. The messages on Twitter are called Tweets and are limited to 140 charters which for some people are not much. When you have written your massage in the “What’s happening” text box, you click on the Tweet button and your tweet are submitted to Twitter for everyone to read.

Following and Followers

Following: On Twitter you can follow other people to read what they are tweeting about. Other people can likewise follow you to read what you are tweeting about. Keep in mind that everybody can follow you without your approval. Don’t write that your boss is a big idiot or stuff like that. Hi or her might be reading your tweets without your knowledge 😉
The only way to protect your tweets is to protect your profile, but that don’t make much sense on Twitter in my opinion. If you don’t want to share, Twitter is not the wright place for you.


When you have found a person or a company that you want to follow, you just click on the follow button. You can always unfollow them if you regret.

Followers: Followers are the people that are following you on twitter. At first it can’t be difficult to get people to following your, but be patient and start tweeting and begin following some other people. Some of them might be following your back. An important thing in order to get followers is to create a good profile with some information about you and your interests. Also change your picture to something more personally that the default one. Nobody wants to follow an egg. If you like you can also create your own Twitter background or change the default color. All those things can help to make people find your more interesting so they want to follow you.

Timeline

On the timeline both your own tweets and the tweets of the people you follow appear. The newest appear at the top. If someone you follow Retweet a tweet the will also appear in the timeline even if you don’t follow the person the Retweet.

This is all for part 1. Let me here what you think and what was most confusing for you when you started on twitter. I would also like to hear what you think that I should cover in part 2.