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TWITTER CHEAT SHEET
Mashable is one of the best resources for information about
how to best use Twitter:
One Twitter Account per email address
Ensure your username is consistent with your other
social media sites
Go to the Settings Tab:
1. More Info URL: Add your LinkedIn page, blog,
2. Bio - 160 Characters – try to be a bit
transparent keeping it professional, but letting
some personality show through.
3. Location – By providing your location others can
find you and you can be ranked by your
4. Protect Your Updates – Not recommended.
Basically if you do this no one can follow you
without your approval and people can’t read
your tweets unless they are following you.
Upload a professional looking head shot (aka Avatar)
You can choose a theme or upload your picture. It is
recommended you create a custom background using
one of the free sites listed later.
Before you start Tweeting, check out other people and see
how they are using it. You can find people by using some of
the following sites:
You can also search by topic at http://hashtags.org/
Some people like to find out who is following them before
they will re-follow back. By having a complete profile and
some tweets on your page people can get a feeling for who
you are and you may increase your followers.
Consider doing a balanced approach of personal items and
professional items. Remember that this should enhance your
Using the same sites listed in Step 3, you can now start
following others and let them follow-you back.