Twitter is a great way to connect with friends and like-minded people and organisations, chat and share links, inform your fans and customers of what is new with your business, and generally keep up to date with what is happening on the world. Many women who attend the Creative Women’s Circle events first meet each other on Twitter, or stay connected via Twitter after meeting at an event.
3. If you want to tweet about someone and have all your followers see it, make sure to start the tweet with a word or a symbol that is not the person’s @name. E.g.
@_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! (only people who follow both you and @_cwc will see this tweet)
Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! (all of your followers will see this tweet)
. @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! (all of your followers will see this tweet, because there is a punctuation mark before the ‘@’ symbol at the start of the tweet)
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7. RT stands for re-tweet. You can automatically retweet a tweet from your timeline if you want all your followers to see it. It will appear to your followers like this:
RT @tessmccabe Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! (all of your followers will see this tweet)
I’ve got my ticket! RT @tessmccabe Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! or
RT Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! ~ I’ve got my ticket!
8. Favouriting a tweet is sort of like ‘bookmarking’ a web page. The tweet might have a link to an article you want to read later or a recommendation you don’t want to forget. You can view your favourites on your profile page.
9. People who follow you won’t always be people who know you, and businesses might have automatic settings that follow users who mention a particular service or product. Did you tweet something about tropical fish? Don’t be surprised if Jennie’s Aquariums start following you now. Similarly, some tweeters have automatic settings that will retweet your tweet if you mention one of their keywords, such as ‘Melbourne’, or reply to your tweet if you mention a celebrity or popular word.
10. ‘Promoted’ tweets are paid for (like advertising).
11. A blue tick next to a tweeter’s name indicates that the tweeter has been verified by Twitter as being the real person or organization who is sending the tweets. It’s mainly applied to celebrities and organisations.
12. Twitter Trends are words, phrases or hastags that are being tweeted the most at any given time. When a big news story breaks you will notice words associated with that story start ‘trending’.
13. The hash (#) symbol before a word is called a hashtag, and are used as a way to categorise a tweet. You can click on a hashtag to view tweets by anyone, anywhere who has used that same hashtag in their tweet.
Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle #event! (Note that if there is a space or punctuation mark in a hashtag, it will break the hashtag’s link)
But sometimes, a hashtag is used as a punchline or feature of a tweet. It might catch on, it might not! E.g.
Hey everyone, @_cwc has announced a new Creative Women’s Circle event! #cwceventsareawesome
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