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Thu, 15 May 2008 07:00:13 +0000

[...] Advanced Twitter Fu: Become a Master Josh Bancroft writes “If you know what you’re doing, Twitter is a REALLY POWERFUL and REALLY COOL way to connect with people. You can find basic, “entry level” explanations about why you should use Twitter everywhere. I even wrote such a post a couple of months ago (which includes the excellent ‘Twitter in Plain English’ video, which you must watch if you haven’t already). The rest of this post is going to assume you have a (very) basic understanding of what Twitter is, and how it works. If not, go read my previous post, watch the video, and come back. I’ll wait.” [...]

By: Durf

Thu, 15 May 2008 05:18:37 +0000

Thanks for the hashtags enlightenment. :-)

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By: infobunny

Wed, 14 May 2008 21:19:55 +0000

I've blogged a heap of Twitter apps at

By: Josh Bancroft

Wed, 14 May 2008 19:21:45 +0000

@Bram - you're right about making it easier for new users. That's why I linked to my basic "why you should use Twitter" post and the awesome "Twitter in Plain English" video by Common Craft at the beginning of my post. ;-)

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Wed, 14 May 2008 18:26:48 +0000

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By: Bram Pitoyo

Wed, 14 May 2008 18:06:15 +0000

Twitter dexterity +10! @ Durf, the #’s are called Hashtags. If you put words after a hash, you can track its use frequency on – very helpful to track things in an event. @ Josh, you talked about new users at the beginning of this post. I believe that providing easy to read informations for them could greatly reduce barriers of entry. New users should know that they’re not going to figure Twitter out right away, and the real fun won’t happen until they start participating in conversations, etc. This way, they’ll weather the withdrawal period (have anyone had some sort of a withdrawal from Twitter at some point?) and hopefully will find value by sticking around. We have, on different levels, had experience with these. But new users haven’t. It will be helpful to build out a list of steps that might happen so they know what to expect, from point of entry, adoption, integration to late-night addiction :)

By: Aaron B. Hockley

Wed, 14 May 2008 16:14:33 +0000

Great post, Josh. One decision folks have to make is whether or not they want to read everything by every person they follow. I find that most new Twitter users will do this... when they come online, they'll go back and read everything that happened while they were away. This works great if you're following 10 people, but once you develop a network of more than a few folks, this becomes totally impractical. For me, I plug into Twitter when I get a chance, and when I'm away, I'm away. Perhaps I'll miss something. Such is life. I get around this by subscribing to the RSS feeds of about 15 "must read" Twitterfolks. This is less than 10% of my following list. Your list of "must read" people is going to be different than mine... but mine consists of a few folks that post high-quality messages, and I know that if I scan through them quickly I'll pick up on anything important that happened while I was away. Combining these "must read" RSS feeds along with targeted searches (using Tweetscan and a couple other tools) ensures that I see the important things without having to always be tuned into the Twitterstream 24x7.

By: Josh Bancroft

Wed, 14 May 2008 15:53:37 +0000

@Adam/influxx - thanks. I'm glad to know you, via Twitter, or whatever other electron-based means. :-)

By: Josh Bancroft

Wed, 14 May 2008 15:52:08 +0000

@Durf - what you're seeing are HashTags, and they are basically a way for people to tag their tweets on a certain topic or event, so they show up in a trackable way. You can learn more about it on the Hashtags site. It's pretty straightforward.