August 13, 2010
It is not difficult to join Twitter, but Twitter tools are not so easy to find or to use. In fact there is plenty of advice online for those that are interested in joining Twitter, particularly for those that want to avoid making mistakes. What is not so easy is using Twitter to its maximum advantage, and for that you have to start by learning about the tools that the twitter website itself offers you.
Once you know how to use these, there a many more Twitter tools that you can use to make life easier, such as those that enable you to attract the right kind of followers, and to check out that the people you are following are following you back. It is possible to achieve this manually by checking the pages of those that should be following you or trying to identify the thumbnails on your page, but it is quicker if a Twitter tool does it for you.
Other tools involve the integration of Twitter with other social networking applications, such as Facebook and YouTube, and methods of reducing the URLs that you publish in your tweets to a more manageable size. It is certainly true that Twitter does this automatically but you have no control over the appearance of the visible URL.
You might wonder why such tools are necessary and why you should even carry these tasks out? If all you use Twitter for is to make and receive tweets and to communicate with your friends and family several times a day, then it is true that you don’t need any tools: you can get by just using Twitter for its main application – tweeting and passing messages with that 140 character limit. Many people use Twitter as a marketing tool, however, and others use it to determine what others are twittering about, away from their usual circle of followers and friends.
Immediately, you join Twitter you will probably send a few test tweets to see how it works. After that you will check out some of the tools that Twitter offer such as lists, trends and retweeting. Once you have mastered these, you will be ready for more advanced Twitter tools such as those above, or even more advanced trend analysis and how to automate your Tweets.
For example, there are tools that enable you to write out several tweets and then have them automatically submitted at specified times and dates. Sometimes Twitter is over-subscribed and you can’t login. By using the appropriate tool you write out your tweet while you are waiting and once Twitter comes back on line have it automatically submitted, thus saving yourself a lot of time.
It is very easy to join Twitter and to get started using it, and if you like what you see, there are a large number of Twitter tools online for you use to simplify specific purposes and tasks. A number of them operate individually while others come in the form of plugins for blogs such as WordPress enabling you achieve integration of Twitter with your blog.
Whatever Twitter tools you use, they are certain to help you make the best use of it, so go ahead and join Twitter and make the best possible use you can of this fabulous social networking application.
You will find more on how to join Twitter on Pete’s website www.social-networking-guides.com/join-twitter.html and he offers some great news on free twitter tools on www.social-networking-guides.com/twitter-tools.html.