Do you Twitter? How did you learn what to do on it? If you're like me, you poked around on it, and learned everything by yourself. I wish I'd known about Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein's The Twitter Book a year ago, when it first came out.
If you're not familiar with Twitter, or have been curious about it, the book tells you what Twitter is good for, everything from keeping up with breaking news to communicating with other people in areas of interest. I've watched award shows, while all of us tweeted about the winners. This book suggests ways to find people to follow, and how to make the most of Twitter.
Twitter limits users to 140 characters to answer the question, "What are you doing?" The Twitter Book provides ideas and examples of things to post. Then it provides ways to make the best use of Twitter, including Retweeting, or repeating what others have written.
I understand The Twitter Book is a year old, and things change rapidly in the world of social media. Even so, I've found a number of tips that may prove helpful. It's a useful book for those of us who learned our own way around Twitter, as well as for those who haven't tried it yet. O'Reilly and Milstein have written a useful tool for anyone who Twitters.
I can be found on Twitter at @LesaHolstine, or http://twitter.com/LesaHolstine
The Twitter Book by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein. O'Reilly Media, Incorporated, ©2009. ISBN 9780596802813 (paperback), 234p.
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