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Twitter Tutorials – Anatomy of the Home Page Part III

We have looked at a LOT of information about Twitter this week, and we’ll finish out the week with our final post on the anatomy of the home page.

Yesterday, we continued our conversation about the left hand column, which focuses on the tweets in your stream, replies, retweets, searches, and lists (which I’ll cover in a later post). So today, we’re going to take a look at the right hand column.  

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Twitter Tutorials – Anatomy of the Home Page Part II

Today, we continue with examining the anatomy of the Twitter home page. Yesterday, we focused on the tweet stream, and how to post a tweet.

Now, we’ll look at the other tabs in the left column.

We’ve already talked about the timeline, so we’ll look at the next tab over “@Mentions.” As we’ve talked about in the past, @mentions are when someone uses @your_twitter_name to either send you a public message, or mention you in their tweets.

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Twitter Tutorials – Anatomy of the Home Page Part I

So now we’ve got our profiles set, and we’re building our followers.  I’d like to talk about engagement as we did during the LinkedIn series, but first, I think it’s important to understand the Twitter home page.  Because Twitter does seem to have a strange language all of it’s own, I want to make sure that it’s all understandable as we move through the tutorials.  One of the best recommendations I can give you though, is to play around with Twitter as much as possible – with all of the various social media platforms out there, I’ve found that diving in is one of the best ways to learn what Twitter is all about. 

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Twitter Tutorials – Follow and Be Followed

Now that we’ve got our Twitter profile ready for it’s debut, it’s time to start following people.  Yes, this sounds a bit stalker-ish, and it is, a little, because you’re subscribing to whatever someone else wants to tweet.

But although there are people out there tweeting about everything they ate for breakfast, you don’t have to do this – there can be some use in tweeting if you’ve eaten out at a great restaurant, but we’ll cover subjects to tweet on in a future post!

So let’s begin by logging into our home page again.  If you left the box checked yesterday to keep you signed in on Twitter, going to twitter.com will automatically take you to your home page. Otherwise, you may need to sign in again. 

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Twitter Tutorials – Creating Your Profile

Happy Halloween everyone! Since Halloween is my second favorite holiday (after Christmas), I had to take a time out to say “enjoy!” and share a photo of my little “spooks.”

But back to the task at hand – let’s get started with Twitter. To create your profile, we’re going to start by going to Twitter.com

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Twitter Tutorials – Getting Started

Don’t worry – I know I haven’t finished my Facebook series yet, or even gotten very far underway.  But because we’re expecting some major changes with Facebook with the rolling out of the new “timeline,” it makes sense to wait until it’s out before moving forward.

So in the meantime, I thought I’d get started with our Twitter tutorials, particularly since I had a request from a non-legal family member on behalf of a colleague for some assistance!

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Facebook Tutorials – Creating a Profile Part II

So now we’ve created a very basic Facebook profile, and just as we did with LinkedIn, it’s time to expand on that.

When Facebook welcomes you, they want you to fill in your profile information, activate your mobile phone, find people you know and control what information you share.  We’ll go through each of these steps, as well as the “why” behind them, in the coming days.  Today, we’re going to focus on step one – filling out your profile information.

You may remember that we finished up at this screen the other day: 

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Facebook Tutorials – Creating a Profile Part I

Now we are on to a new set of tutorials – Facebook!

You may be wondering why I would choose Facebook as the next social media tool to delve into – isn’t that for kids?

No!

Also, during our LinkedIn tutorial, you may remember that I posed a question in LinkedIn’s Answers feature to illustrate how to do it – and people answered.  My question was whether Facebook or Twitter was more valuable for lawyers.  Of course, the answer is – it depends.  But overwhelmingly, the responses of the group were “Facebook.”  So Facebook it is! 

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LinkedIn Tutorials – The Wrap Up

And here we are – with the exception of possibly one more post on My Travel from TripIt (which is still acting a bit wonky), we are at the end of our series on LinkedIn! I hope that you’ve gotten some useful tips, and you feel as though you’re starting to use LinkedIn to its full potential.

This morning, Cordell Parvin asked me to share with him what my top LinkedIn tips would be, and I think these would be a good starting point for our final how-to.  They are: 

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LinkedIn Tutorials – Companies – How to Create a Profile

Last week, we talked about how you can follow companies on LinkedIn (and why you would want to!). Today, we’ll chat about creating and maintaining a company page. Attorneys, your firm may already have a company page, so make sure to check this out first – this may be something that your marketing department is handling.

We already have a company page for the ILN, so I won’t be creating a new one of those.  But I am in the process of launching a new website for my photographic services, so now is a good time to start a company page for that. 

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