5 Twitter Features You Might Have Missed

Within every service, there are some features and tools that the website provides and puts out there which are not part of its core offerings, however, they are still quite useful. Finding those tools and features can go a long way in learning the in’s and out’s of the service and Twitter is no different. Therefore, here are 5 features that you might have missed on Twitter:

Twitter for Business

an Excellent Resource

The Twitter for business section of the service is invaluable for anybody who wants to utilize Twitter for their business. This section has an introduction to the service and its basics, some case studies and explanation of the methods of advertising that are available on Twitter. It will help you understand promoted trends, tweets and accounts and also it will explain the analytics that are available to advertisers on Twitter.

Who To Follow & Browse by Interest

These two features have been there for a while; when you log-on to your account on the Twitter website, you’ll be able to see it at the top of the page. These two features are invaluable to finding new people to follow. The first feature – Who to Follow – will suggest people for you to follow based on the people that you are already following and certain other criteria. As for the “Browse by Interest” feature, it will allow you to browse recommendations that are split into 18 different categories. So if you feel that your Twitter feed is a bit bare, be sure to check those two features out. Continue reading »

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Top 10 Climate Change Twitter Lists You Want to Follow

Thinking of going green? Feel the need to be an active part of what’s going on in the environment?

Here are 10 Climate Change lists that contain experts you might want to follow:

1. Ecotweeps

Ecotweeps is a list of eco and green tweeps created by @mimimyne. Ecotweeps has 52 tweeps listed, including @planetgreen and @thegreenforum.

@ecotweeps List

Ecotweeps List

2. Climate Friends

Climate Friends is a list of top Climate Friendly (Low Carbon) tweeps created by @toddlucier. Climate Friends has 27 tweeps listed, including @liveearth and @wwf_climate.

3. Klima

Klima is a list of top tweeps specialized in climate change and the COP15 summit in Copenhagen, created by @FelsBerlin. Klim has 40 tweeps listed, including @tcktcktck and @350.

4. Activists We Like

Activists We like is a list of online activists who tweet on anti-poverty, environment and social justice, created by @wdmuk. Activists We Like has 69 tweeps listed, including @geecologist and @kimondo.

Activists We Like List

Activists We Like List

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10 Advanced Twitter Tips & Tricks

Advanced Twitter Tips

As a part of our mission, we aim to make use of our tweeting experience by bringing you tips that may help you get more attention, engagement, clicks, replies, and new followers.

Therefore, we invite you to enjoy this great list of 10 advanced Twitter tips and tricks:

1. Search for Yourself: Twitter has an API call limit of 150 calls an hour. Every time your Twitter client searches for replies, DMs, or tweets, it wastes a call. Use a search for your own name instead of a replies column in your Twitter client, thus saving APIs and getting the same result! (The only downside is that people with protected updates won’t show up).

2. Use Friendfeed: Friendfeed is a very good resource for searching for old tweets. Twitter Search only goes back a few weeks, but Friendfeed allows you to find any old tweet.

3. Use Groups: Even when you are following a large number of tweeps, you really pay close attention to only a sum of their tweets. By creating groups in your Twitter client, you have a column with those tweets that really count!

4. Don’t Use & in Your Twitter Profile: For some reason, the “&” symbol doesn’t get along well with Twitter and won’t be displayed properly.

5. 125 is the new 140: Although you can now tweet more than 140 characters, the whole purpose of Twitter is the short messages. Shorten your tweets to 125 (or shorter if you can) to encourage easy retweets and added comments. Continue reading »

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10 Great Tips for Twitter Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Tips for Beginners

Many blogs seem to have forgotten that there are new Twitter users signing up every day; they focus their posts on those who know their way around Twitter and just end up providing all sorts of advanced tips!

However, we know better and therefore, out of concern for the new Twitter users, we bring you 10 great tips for Twitter beginners:

  1. Build lists to watch people who matter to you more closely.
  2. You don’t have to read EVERY tweet (it is a waste of time and effort!)
  3. Customized @replies and mentions show other tweeps your humanity and engagement.
  4. Shrink your ULRs; it saves characters and also helps you follow up on and track traffic. Ow.ly and bit.ly are my favorites, and they are free too!
  5. Use Search.twitter.com to find your friends, celebrities, or organizations, or for searching for specific topics you’re interested in. Continue reading »
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