Twitter Guide: Talking in < 140 spaces


Welcome! You flew in from twitter, right? I first put this guide together in March 2008, a few weeks after getting serious about setting up a twitter profile. Back then, there weren’t that many people on twitter, but today twitter’s becoming a must-participate communications tool for businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs and well, almost anybody. In August 2009, Ragan asked me to present “twitter 101″ at their Social Media Bootcamp. Here’s my presentation. If you have questions about twitter, feel free to leave a comment here or send a message via twitter to @wiredprworks.

After meeting “The Demon Bride of Twitter,” who credits this mirco-blogging tool for her serendipitously vibrant life on all levels, I decided to twitter-ize, too. Follow me on Twitter When I asked her to share top tips, she advised me to follow at least 40 people, keep the stream onscreen at all times and search Google for how-tos.

I’ve spent the better part of today following the Demon Bride’s advice. Now, I’d like to share this list of resources with you.

Micro-blogging via Twitter

Twitter Newbies Guide Four Part Series + Screencast

Twitter Toobox Twittering from Google Talk

Twitter as a non-profit communuity builder

NPR : The World According to Twitter interview with Jack Dorsey, co-founder of and Robert Scoble

Lifehack’s 5 Ways to Use Twitter for Good

How Reporters Use Twitter

Mediapost’s Twitter List

Problogger’s Twitter Tips for Bloggers

How to Use Twitter for Business

Twitter Background Design Guide

Twitter Packs – Add Yours or Find Friends

Top Twitterers

Twittermeter – graphs words in feeds

Teaching with Twitter

International Twitter Web Traffic

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Twitter for Churches from Church Marketing Sucks

How do you use Twitter?

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About Barbara Rozgonyi

Barbara Rozgonyi publishes and directs CoryWest Media, an integrated social media marketing and PR firm. As Social Media Club (SMC) Chicago’s founder, Barbara is a recognized spokesperson for brands, bloggers and the social media marketing PR industry. Barbara invites you to join the Wired PR Works community on Facebook or to contact her regarding interviews, partner promotions or speaking engagements at 630.207.7530.

  • Myrna

    Amazing so filled with goodies…for tomorrow’s reading!

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  • Barbara Ling (aka Owlbert)

    Wow, what a great list! I’ll be perusing them shortly (and I love the Teaching with Twitter one as well).


    Best wishes,


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  • Susan Cartier Liebel

    This is a great list on the ins and out of twitter as well as sub groups. Thanks for the effort.

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    Very nice list! Geeze, now I gotta check all those Twitter guides out. Great job compiling the list.

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  • Rob Wilson

    Thanks for the link to twitter for business. Off to read it in more depth.

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  • Honest Work From Home

    Oooh lots of funky Twitter links, thanks for those.

    Just got into Twitter myself…it’s worth it to be able to follow Stephen Fry… a true national treasure!

  • Bill

    Wow, what a list! There’s an eBook available, too, targeted towards non-profits, but the principles apply…it’s at (I’m not affiliated in ANY way, other than I downloaded the book and found it helpful) and it’s called “Twitter Jump Start.” You may find it as helpful as I did.

  • Tom L

    Twitter is a fantastic tool and by building a strong profile you can get a lot of traffic from it as well.Thanks for the list of Twitter guides!

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  • Randy Wheeler

    Thanks for all the great tools. It’s nice to read useful blogs that don’t waste my time.

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    Wow – This is exactly what I was looking for, some step by step instructions to investigating this Twitter phenom. Thanks for the resource!

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    As Guy Kawasaki recently said in an interview with Scoble “I would rather give up my cell phone than give up Twitter”

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    I joined on Twitter just recently… still working it on right now…

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  • Jason Annas

    Wow, what the resource.

    Thanks for taking the time to compile such an exhaustive list, now I have somewhere to point some friends and get them excited about twitter.

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    I like using Twitter because I’d able to meet new people, they follow me and I follow them… also it helps drives traffic to a website.

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    Thanks for the article….

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    Quite the resource. I bookmarked this post so can come back for the links as I find more time to learn. Thanks!

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      Thanks Jack! Hope you find some useful information here.

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