Twitter can be overwhelming when you first check in. One of the problems is the interface, which has evolved into a complex system. I suggest you use a tool like Tweetdeck to manage your Twitter following. But there are few tasks which require the Twitter.com interface. Let’s look at the primary screen on Twitter.com.
There are a lot of things to learn about Twitter, but the main thing is learning how you will begin to use it. The value you bring to Twitter is what you will get out of it. If you merely blast self-promo messages or coupon/deals, that’s all you will find on Twitter. If, on the other hand, you find something you really want to tweet about, you just might find a following of people who are interested in the same subject. Seek them out. Converse with them, ReTweet them, engage with them.
Twitter Exploded is available as a single slide on Slideshare.net for downloading and printing as a reference.
A few additional posts about using Twitter.
- You Are What You Tweet: Twitter As a Reflecting Pool
- When Did You Stop Listening to Twitter? And Who or What Killed the Tweet?
- Admitting There’s a Problem: My Twitter Stream Has Become Unmanageable
- Uber.la’s 1-2-3 Guide To Twitter: GETTING REAL with TWITTER
All the Twitter related posts can be found on The Twitter Way tab.