A step-by-step guide to Twitter
1. Sign for the service on twitter.com
2. Install Tweetdeck, a platform that makes sorting your Twitter categories easy.
3. Follow people: But not those who haven’t filled out their Twitter profile or who have never tweeted or who look like spammers or porn. (Check the Web site link in the bio.)
4. Check followers of people who follow you: it’s a good way to wrack up followers at first.
5. It’s fine to just follow friends if all you want to do with Twitter is converse with people you already know. But you can follow people you don’t know especially if they are twittering on a subject in which you’re interested
Step two: What do you tweet about?
1. Tweet your blog posts: But don’t just say “New blog post.” Explain it: “Just blogged about Fifth Summit of the Americas."
2. Tweet about other things: Tweet other people’s blog posts or stories that you find interesting. (A good way to do that is to say “Reading …” and give a summary of the post, and, of course, a link.)
3. Tweet general observations: Yes, tweet what you’re having for lunch — just not every day.
4. Retweet other people’s post that you admire: Retweeting pays off. If you do it; others may retweet your posts. Plus you’re providing more value to your followers.
1. Use hashtags: A hastag is a keyword that you type in your tweet along with a # sign. It makes any tweet with that word aggregate on one page.