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I mean, I know to do some basic stuff.
1. Share Your Work and Others’This I like to do quite a bit. It’s easy to share my own stuff and share/retweet other people’s work as well! On that note, I follow a lot of people who share a lot of stuff with me, so I’m also privileged to run into a lot of other awesome stuff!
2. ChatI’ve really enjoyed participating in the Ch1Con Twitter chats on Wednesday nights the last few months. I find it really invigorating to be able to talk to like-minded people, and chatting is more or less my primary mode of friendship. Of course, events like Ch1Con aren’t where I tend to make my friends, but it is an effective medium to keep in constant contact with my friends (especially DMing).
3. Follow PeopleAt first I was leery of following random people, but I’ve since learned that Twitter is not a replace-face-to-face-relationships site, but more like an information-sharing site. By following a lot of new and interesting people, I’m exposed to new blogs, news, sales, and more! It opens a lot of opportunities, and it also keeps me open to a lot of new perspectives I see out there.
4. Build RelationshipsNow, this isn’t the kind of site that replaces actually hanging out, and I think that’s okay. However, it does put you in contact with a lot of people, and it’s a lot easier to give people shout-outs without looking weird. Again, sharing people’s stuff or attending to tweets helps open up a relationship, which may help you strike up a greater conversation at some other point.
So, that’s pretty much all I know about Twitter. Everything I know in 268 words. However, I’m also aware that other people have these other, super interesting and effective ways to use Twitter. And so, that is why I shall ask now.