Social Networking

Tons of Twittery Tips

From John Kremer, Book Market, here are just some of his twitter suggestions:

Google Twitter Gadget: Allows you to read and update Twitters right on your desktop.

Loud Twitter: This batch-tweeting service allows users to set up automatic posting of their tweets to their blog (a listing of tweets once per day).

Mr. Tweet: Helps you build meaningful relationships on Twitter, showing you the followers and influencers you should follow. Also recommends you to enthusiastic users relevant to you.

A free service that allows you to customize your Twitter page. Again, a customized page is a boon for helping you to brand yourself on Twitter. I (www.bookmarket.com) used this service to produce my current Twitter background in five minutes.

Ping Vine: A free service that takes an Atom or RSS feed from your blog, lifestream or favorite website and posts it to Twitter, Ping.fm or Identi.ca. Hence, you can automatically post your blog posts to Twitter via RSS feed.

Twitter Your Senators and Representatives

Further to my story about polite twittering below, here's a cool site: Tweet Congress, a grassroots effort to get members and staff of the U.S. Congress twittering.

Here's their website's banner "We the Tweeple of the United States, in order to form a more perfect government, establish communication, and promote transparency do hereby Tweet the Congress of the United States of America."

A Twitter 'How-To'

From The Morning News, some basic recommendations on the etiquette of Twittering; Fourteen Ways to Use Twitter Politely.

Written by Margaret Mason, author of "No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog", the article is "not about the things Twitter does, it’s an article about the ways in which you can accidentally annoy people with Twitter. Should you choose to avoid Twitter, that’s fine."

To start you off...Rule 1). Watch your ratio. If only a few people follow you, but you follow a thousand or more, many people will assume you’re a spammer. That’s because you probably are. Go away, spammer. We do not care about your Facebook app.

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