Twitter School

Welcome to Twitter School!

Twitter is an amazing business tool, one that many people are eager to learn about. I talk and write about Twitter more than any other topic. It’s my favorite social media tool, and one that I believe can help most people with their business.

I’ve created a listing of my Twitter resources and divided them into groups based on where you are in your Twitter journey. Find your Twitter experience level to see the resources that can give you the most help right now.

  • Level 1: Why Should I Use Twitter?
  • Level 2: I’m on Twitter, Now What?
  • Level 3: How Do I Get More From Twitter?
  • Level 4: Where Else Can Twitter Take Me?

I’ve also created a section for Twitter commentary where I write about what I see happening with Twitter and business use.

I update this list every time I have a new Twitter resource. Keep checking back for new items, and to learn new things as you progress in your Twitter for business journey.

Level 1: Why Should I Use Twitter?

Here is some information to help you figure out Twitter and how to use Twitter for your business before you get your account. Of course, the best way to learn Twitter is to use it!

Ebooks:

  • Twitter For Beginners – A free ebook that explains Twitter for business use and explains how to begin using the many Twitter features.

Blog Posts:

  • Twitter Metaphors – Helps you to understand how to think about Twitter.
  • Celebrity Twitterati – There are several types of Twitter personalities you will encounter, and this blog post borrows from celebrity brands to illustrate these personalities.
  • Twitter Setup: A Rose By Any Other Name [User Name] – Tips for selecting a Twitter user name based on your Twitter account goal.

Podcasts:

Level 2: I’m On Twitter, Now What?

After you get a Twitter account, it takes a while to really understand how to harness Twitter. These resources help you make sure you have a good account setup and that you have the key elements in place to have a great Twitter experience.

Ebooks:

  • Twitter For Beginners – A free ebook that explains Twitter for business use and explains how to begin using the many Twitter features. /li>

Blog Posts:

Podcasts:

Level 3: How Do I Get More From Twitter?

After you start building a strong Twitter community, you are ready to dig in and add some finesse to your Twitter account and your Twitter behavior.

Ebooks:

  • Competitive Twitter Syndrome – With all of the Twitter ranking and analysis tools, it is easy to slip into competitive Twitter syndrome and miss the whole point of this important social media tool.

Blog Posts:

  • Twitter Your Time Away – Some practical advice about how to focus your time on Twitter so you maximize your benefits and don’t lose track of time.
  • Twitter Landing Pages – Here’s an idea for building a customized page on your blog or website for your Twitter account, and what you can include on it.
  • Why Won’t You Follow Me? – Some of the red flags I see in people’s Twitter accounts that cause me to not follow them.
  • Think Global, Tweet Local – How to harness the power of Twitter to connect with customers, peers, and other interesting people in your geography.
  • Competitive Twitter Syndrome (Part 1) – The information here went into the creation of the Competitive Twitter Syndrome ebook.
  • Competitive Twitter Syndrome (Part 2) – The information here went into the creation of the Competitive Twitter Syndrome ebook.
  • Twitter Tools You Can Use: Steroid Edition – A comprehensive (but not complete) list of over 100 third-party Twitter tools that can improve your Twitter experience.
  • Twitter Tools You Can Use – This information went into the creation of the steroid edition of the Twitter tools list.
  • Twitter Tools You Can Use 2 – This information went into the creation of the steroid edition of the Twitter tools list.
  • Tell Me A (Back)Story – Sometimes, the most interesting things you can tweet are about what happens behind the scenes while running your business.
  • Help! My Twitter Account Is Suspended – Twitter suspends accounts when you violate their terms of service or if you are accused of spamming people. But sometimes the innocent also get caught in a mass suspension. Here’s what to do about it.

Podcasts:

Level 4: Where Else Can Twitter Take Me?

Every active Twitter user is looking for a new idea, a new way to maximize your Twitter experience. Here are some ways you can take Twitter even further.

Blog Posts:

  • Organize A Local Tweetup – Use Twitter to meet up with other local Twitter users. Includes information about the very successful Tweetups conducted in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
  • Multiple (Twitter) Personalities – Why your business might benefit from having more than one Twitter account and how to manage multiple accounts.
  • One Twitter Account Or Two? – My experience as I started using two Twitter accounts.
  • Twitter Community Management Tools – Your Twitter community is your most valuable Twitter resource. Here are some tools to help you grow a healthy Twitter community.
  • Conference Tweeting – Most conferences today are integrating Twitter into the conference experience. Here are some tips for how to maximize your conference Twitter experience.
  • Celebrity Twitterati – There are several types of Twitter personalities you will encounter, and this blog post borrows from celebrity brands to illustrate these personalities.
  • Help! My Twitter Account Is Suspended – Twitter suspends accounts when you violate their terms of service or if you are accused of spamming people. But sometimes the innocent also get caught in a mass suspension. Here’s what to do about it.

Podcasts:

Twitter Commentary

Here’s where I talk about how I see Twitter growing and evolving, and my analysis of how Twitter fits into the business social media realm.

Blog Posts:

  • Twitter User Adoption Rate – Recent statistics show that many people quit Twitter after a short time. Here’s my analysis of the factors that contribute to user churn.
  • Instant Community – Is the real challenge for Twitter users the patience required to build a community? Is the cause for user churn within the users themselves?
  • Help! My Twitter Account Is Suspended – Twitter suspends accounts when you violate their terms of service or if you are accused of spamming people. But sometimes the innocent also get caught in a mass suspension. Here’s what to do about it.

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