Join the Conversation
The Power of Twitter
Getting used to the Twitter language can be a challenge. Let's break it down and figure out why conversations are the strength of Twitter. In the example above you will see four components:
Text all information within 140 characters you want to share with your followers.
@ is a "Mention" and is how you give a shout out to another Twitter user.
# is a "Hashtag" and is how you join conversations. For example, if you were to go to Twitter and search for #lpsleads, you would see tweets by many people under this conversation topic.
URL - Twitter shortens the web addresses you add to your conversations.
Still not sure what this all means? Check out the video below:
Where do I find conversations?
The best way to learn about the strength of the hashtag is to just try. To join a conversation, add your thoughts to your tweet followed by #topic. We typically use many of the same hashtag conversations as one tends to get interested in the topic.
Once you feel comfortable, try actually joining and interacting in a scheduled Twitter "Chat". Many chats occur at the same time each week.
In the next session, we will learn more about TweetDeck in order to help organize your Twitter world!