Shel Israel: 7 Tips for New Twitter Users
Shel Israel, formerly of FastCompany.tv, has written a great post outlining 7 tips for new Twitter users over at his Global Neighbourhoods blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
3. Celebrities don’t count. You can always start by getting followed by a few celebrity Tweeters like Scoble, Calacanis and Loic. But they give you no credibility at all because they simply follow everyone. Their purpose is to be a new media star and it works well for them. But is that what you want from Twitterville. Those of us who have been around for a while see no value in their being listed at as Followers, because they follow everyone.
Shel’s tips aren’t anything profound – but they do represent a good guide for someone new to twitter who is looking to make the right impression.
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