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5 Reasons Why My Tweets are Better than Yours

5 Reasons Why My Tweets are Better than Yours

How to Effectively Use Twitter

Writing good tweets is an art form.

Some tweeters use “Shock ‘n Awe” and others use humor (that’s humour for my Canadian friends.)

OT: Should I call them “tweeters” or “twits”?

Never mind, let’s talk about some of the things you can do to make the most of Twitter.
Just like the subject line to an email, each tweet should get to the point very quickly. In fact, many of us read email in the same way we read tweets (only the first 140 characters.)

Lets face it, if you’re not Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, getting a bunch of people interested in what you have to say doesn’t come easy. But with a little advice on the subtlety of tweeting, you can grow your followers with fellow twits that are actually interested in what you have to say.

Here are 5 things you can do to get more followers that matter:

  • RTability: Limit your characters to 120 to make retweets (RTs) easier
  • Hashtags are themes: Have a theme or three that you tweet about regularly because people follow you based on like interests
  • Relevance is key: Be helpful or controversial or witty
  • Link Interest: Tweets with links should tease or pose a question that promotes the follower to click the link
  • Before you hit send: Review the tweet for better or fewer words

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About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.