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How Your Company Can Build A Community on Twitter. In this post, Pierre Far (@pierrefar) explains how to kick start a community using Twitter.

How Your Company Can Build A Community on Twitter

Pierre recently launched a URL shortening service with analytics called Cligs (@cligs), and used Twitter to build a community around the service. Here are his notes from this experience. Whether you’re a startup or an established company, your customers are probably on Twitter. And whether you like it or not, they’re going to complain and praise your company and products on Twitter. Let that sink in a for a second: they’re going to complain and praise your company and products in a very public forum. But I’m not here to scare you into creating a Twitter profile. The Key to Community Engagement is Monitoring To know which members of a community you need to be talking to, you need to know who’s talking about you. The other neat thing about Twitter search is the RSS feed. However, once in a while Twitter search will break, especially during peak hours when you see a delay in results coming in.

Twitter for Business. If I Started Today. Okay, so you’ve heard from someone that this social media and social networking stuff is great and you should get involved, and it’s really going to help you out.

If I Started Today

Maybe it will help you in the economic downturn. Maybe you have heard how you can use Twitter for business. But there’s a lot to it all. Where would you start? What would come first? If I Started Today Here’s what I’m going to do. This post is brought to you by the Genesis Premium WordPress Theme: Before it All: Listening (Note: this was updated after Lucretia pointed out that I probably inadvertently forgot to mention it.)

Listening is my first move in starting to understand social media. And then, start here. First Platform: A Blog No matter what, the very first piece of social media real estate I’d start with is a blog. Don’t worry as much about the features, although certain companies make blogging platforms that go above and beyond simple content publishing. Now, let’s break that into three potential scenarios. 25+ Incredibly Useful Twitter Tools and Firefox Plugins. Oct 08 2008 Twitter is an amazing service that we all love, everyday we notice a new twitter tool or service that makes using it more easy and fun.

25+ Incredibly Useful Twitter Tools and Firefox Plugins

Today we wanted to highlight more than 25 of our favorite Twitter add-ons, tools and services that won’t resist. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, let us know your favorite twitter tool and why you like it. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: 1. Just Tweet It was created to make it easier for people using the popular micro-blogging service Twitter to find other “Tweeters” with similar interests. 2.

Check out these nice backgrounds and use it to style your twitter page. 3. Twitturly is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about as they talk about them on Twitter. 4. Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or “tweets” to the Twitter community website. 5. Do the people you follow on Twitter, follow you? HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter. Sarah Evans is the director of communications at Elgin Community College (ECC) in Elgin, Illinois.

HOW TO: Build Community on Twitter

She also authors a PR and social media blog. Your Twitter community is your life line. The strength of your community determines overall what you will (or won't) get out of the microblogging platform. What do you want to use Twitter for? Twitter Collaboration Stories.