About me and how I Use Twitter - A Guide
This page is a little about me, how I use Twitter, and some links to some free web sites that
are interesting and helpful.
First of all, these are the websites I use on a regular basis. They are free sites:
Want to clear your account of non-followers & inactive Tweeps? Manageflitter.com
Want to see how far you Tweets travel? TweetReach.com
A great way to see how many views you get for your pictures instantly is TwitPic.com
Want to see how popular you are where you live? TweetGrader
How do you use Twitter? TweetStats.com
Want to clean out your PC's registery for errors and to remove stuff left behind after browsing the net?
And this is how I use Twitter:
1. Since Twitter is a social network, I try to be as sociable as possible. I don't think Twitter is just another platform for selling, hard selling, hating, or auto #Follwing. However sometimes I just go on Twitter to look at the Home #TimeLine to get the news, a few views, catch a few jokes and see what's afoot generally, and ReTweet along the way.
2. Politeness goes a long way :)
3. I don't direct sell (#Spamming), or keep hassling people. I only post links to people I know, or who
I'm getting to know, or who express an interest in my stuff, or people that want a bit of Twitter help or computer help (I've had quite a few years of computer experience, and I'll be putting up a page on computer maintenance in the near future).
4. I don't mercileslly #Promote Tweeple without saying a word, flooding Tweeples #TimeLines!
5. I read profiles and look at their tweets.
If all their Tweets are all about the same thing to random people, and they don't interact with tweeps, I don't believe they are worthy of a #Follow
6. I use ManageFlitter.com to keep my accounts nice and tidy. It's free.
7. I greet and talk to people.
8. I list people. It's a good ice breaker.
9. I put out #Quotes.
10. I pass on a smile, even if I don't feel like it.
11. I ReTweet and advertise for my Tweeps, and thank people for RTing me :)
12. I regularly check out the Tweeps on my Faves lists.
13. I don't #Follow eggs, and I block new accounts that are eggs, and that are just #spamming.
14. I provide entertainment in the form of YouTube Videos for my Tweeps, unfinished and badly edited stuff, to show others that they can do it too, and that it doesn't have to be perfect.
15. I look for Tweets to see when people are having computer problems, and try to help out in a spare moment.
16. My Tweets are many and variant.
17. I talk about everything and anything. Sharing knowledge and passions and hobbies and interests is what it's all about to me.
18. I don't have a @name with swear words in it, and my profile is not offensive to anyone in any way.
19. I don't type vitriolic nonesense on my #TimeLine.
20. I never intentionally upset my Tweeple. SInce we can't see each other on Twitter, we don't see each others body language, and words can be misinterpretted in so many ways that people can take offence, so if I get what I think is an off response to what I've said, I'll be polite, as always.
Well, I started coding when I was a kid of 12, with my ZX Spectrum (although I borrowed a ZX81 a year earlier) and moved on to an Amiga at 19, then I got my first PC at 21, but remained loyal to toiling away the wee smalls on my Amiga, which was faster than the PC at the time.
For all you young whipper snappers out there, the Spectrum 16/48k models had a CPU speed of 3mhz, 16 colours (that's 8 plus a Bright mode), a mono beepy speaker, and apps (called Programs back then) had to be loaded off tape, which usually took a couple or three minutes, and at the end of that, we got an R - Tape Loading Error for our wait, which was nice!
In 1989 I got a Commodore Amiga, 7mhz, 200mb ram, stupidly slow disk drive. I used a Basic programming language then called Amos, and set about coding an adventure creator, which will be finished in approximately 2012, er, at 4 o clock :)
Back then, when nerds weren't cool, and 'hacking' meant programming, not breaking into things (comes from the fact that many moons ago, newspaper men were nicknamed 'hacks', as the most popular typewriter available to them at the type, was called the Hack), and with no internet (what?? lol), I had many many ideas, and now, finally one of them has come to fruition.
So moving along, I learned Visual Basic 6 about five years ago, and then started coding TweetUwrite about a year and a half ago, a few months after joining Twitter.
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