Now...what to say?
Twitter is about engaging with others and not just tweeting about yourself.
HOW TO RESPOND TO YOUR TWITTER FEED - BASICS
1. Understanding your home feed.
1. Your home feed, as you view it on Twitter.com is the conversation of all your followers. This is like having all your friends talking at once, in one long stream of disjointed conversation.
It looks like this
If you think that something is interesting. Click on the tweet messsage. The tweet will enlarge. You will see a series of symbols.
The first symbol is the reply button.
Following the tweet address you can fill in a response or comment.
@FastCoCreate I wish I could use social currency to buy groceries.
...or something more interesting.
Then press send. The message is sent back to the person who tweeted it and it is also viewed by of your followers.
If you see a message in your feed that you think your followers (friends) would like to read press "retweet". The second symbol is the retweet button.
Using the above "Kellogg's" tweet as an example it would look like this:
RT @FastCoCreate Kellogg's Tweet Shop Let's You Pay for Food with Social Currency trib.al/z CSZoh
The "RT" gives credit to the person who composed the original message. It is like saying...
"Hey everyone...guess what so and so said...it's brilliant. Listen up. Pay attention. He/she has the goods."
After you press "send" the RT message is sent to all of your followers.
Sometimes you just love a tweet so much that you need to keep it for later. This is when you select the symbol:
I think this is plenty for today. Next post I would like to continue the conversation about composing your own messages to impress even John Tesh...etc.
Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!