Finally embracing Twitter (part 1) there is a Following to be built. With a lot of ways to find people and businesses, first you have to decide on WHY you want to Twitter. For me it started as being about business. Always looking for ways to promote my business, it was about promoting listings, local communities and to encourage people to choose me to assist them with their Real Estate needs. I have found it is that and so much more.
Following people from ActiveRain was the first step. I listened to RainRadio(already knew about @bradandersohn) and heard about @kimwood, @pchaney and @myrtlebeachblog. Once they followed me back, I could see the Twitter names of those they follow. I started clicking on their addresses, looked at the mini profile and some of their posts and started following many of them. And it grows from there. Their followers would do the same when they happened to catch my updates and follow me and I, in turn, follow them. This in itself gets you started.
Bill Gassett just posted about Twellowhoodwhich is a good place to find local people. After all, we want to engage in a local conversation. I have heard reference to "Tweetups" where someone tweet about getting together and invite Tweeters to show up - what a great way to meet new friends and network. While Twellowhood is for top locals, Twellow is for top Twitters in categories of interest to you.
Their are so many twitter tools out there for almost anything. So here are a couple to find the Top/Elite/Popular people on Twitter - locally or nationally. Mr. Tweet is your assistant and will search your extended network and recommend who you should be following and who of your follows should you follow back. Another is Twittergrader. I ran across this early when my score was like 4 and now I am considered a TwitterElite for Metro Detroit--great surprise. The cool thing is that I clicked on the Elite button after my name and found I was #5 and a list of all others in my Metro Detroit area and followed some. As you scroll down there is a lot more information on the page - didn't notice before as there was none as a beginner. There are Tabs at the top of the TwitterGrader for other searches: TwitterElite and Search (for terms) and TwitSnip where it will not only shorten a URL but shorten a post in what is called "twitabulary"-twitter short vocabulary. You can also check the status of others you know on Twitter. Also check out another post about Twitter alerts.
This should create a lot of Twitter people to follow and don't forget to Follow Me on Twitter--I'll follow back.
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