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									Twitter is the future?

„Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.‟ – John Wooden

„Breakfast‟ vs. Fast Break
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Zach Braff (on DVR) talking Twitter w/ Ellen – „I don‟t care what you had for breakfast.‟ Meanwhile, I get an email alerting me to a tweet from a potential client … while I‟m watching Ellen ;-)

How did @dwferrell choose me?
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It could have been this tweet:

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But that tweet was too old to be found in Twitter‟s search. So it was more likely my bio:

… which has served me well on multiple fronts.

Quotable Tweet Length = 140 - 4 - UN
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When Twittering, think about leaving yourself some room to be easily quoted.

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For example, RT @OatesTom is 12 characters, so he should stop at 128 characters max.

…Room for comment is even better!
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By keeping the tweet even shorter @OatesTom gives @MurrayComm room to chime in too.

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While much of Twitter is about promotion and marketing, it‟s wise to remember opportunities for conversation too.

Don‟t worry about making mistakes
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“If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.” – John Wooden This is good, because I‟ve certainly made a few…

„Crowdsourced curation‟ of your Tweets

Above: A Widgetbox widget that pulls in an RSS feed of tweets repurposed through Yahoo! Pipes. Left: A search.twitter.com list of tweets containing RT and @chadrem

Not everything, just the echos
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Don‟t worry about catching everything that‟s going on in Twitter. It‟s an echo chamber. Just make sure you can catch the echoes. Big-deal items get circulated quickly and on a massive scale.

Easy Twittering without an iPhone
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I added entries for Twitter (40404) and TwitPic as the first two entries in my address book.

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Then, when I want to Twitter via text, it‟s just a little bit quicker.

Use TweetLater in your newsletter
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TweetLater is a service that lets you (surprise!) schedule tweets for later. But it does so much more. Including sending you HTML updates of @ replies. So, why not use them in your own web publishing?

„Instant‟ notes at conferences
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Target smaller, “breakout” sessions Set up a post on your blog ahead of time.
Pre-populate with details about session  Link to its individual page (if it has one).
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Take comprehensive notes OFFLINE
Each note should make you say "hmmm" or "aha" to yourself  Don't try to get everything
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„Instant‟ notes at conferences (cont‟d)
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Spell check.
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Seriously.

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Post to your blog. Grab the link / shrink the URL.
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Firefox add-on for http://is.gd or others

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Tweet with link to your post AND THE HASHTAG for the event.

And I am out of time …

Thank you for yours
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http://capellman.com | http://thisguychad.com http://capellman.com/clients http://capellman.com/chad - My blog http://twitter.com/chadrem - Follow me on Twitter http://profile.to/chadcapellman/ - Facebook http://linkedin.com/in/capellman - LinkedIn http://capellman.com/chad/2009/02/ten-twittertricks-ive-learned.php - Original blog post http://capellman.com/chad/hire-me - Other neat posts chad@capellman.com - email


								
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