If you’re learning to use Twitter have a go at some of these, on your own or with a friend or team (take a look at Beth’s post and the comments for more ideas):
Find a new hashtag and use it successfully
Tweet a photo you took with your phone
Follow 5 new people that interest you
Schedule a tweet using HootSuite, Tweetdeck, or another service
Find and sign up for a link that will track your clicks
Search for a topic or hashtag you are interested in
Create a Twitter lists
Reply to someone’s tweet and get them to respond to you
Use a social media tool to determine your most effective time of the day to tweet
Gain 10 new followers by following less than 10 people
Use #FF to list a few people you enjoy following
Another useful approach if you have a large team or workshop session is to get people to share how they use Twitter, the moments when it has saved them time, brought them news first, thrown up an unexpected opportunity.
At a PR industry summer conference Me and My Web Shadow got honorable mentions in a presentation by Stephen Waddington (a.k.a. @wadds to his Twitter connections), managing director of top London PR firm Speed Communications.
In the presentation, Stephen gives advice to people working in PR about how to look after their online reputation as a kind of “live CV” (North American reader note: CV = resumé) and how this can help them progress their careers and find new jobs. Even though the presentation was written with PR and marketing people in mind, the advice could be followed by anyone. Continue reading →
If you have read Me and My Web Shadow you will be familiar with the idea of a Google Shadow, a phrase coined by Jeff Jarvis, and how Google is the most important tool in beginning to get a sense of what your web shadow looks like. Continue reading →