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Table Of Contents

About This Book
New for Second Edition
Conventions Used in This Book
What You’re Not to Read
Foolish Assumptions
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Twitter? Like Birds Do?
Part II: Joining Your Flock on Twitter
Part III: Twittering in High Gear
Part IV: Knowing Why We Twitter
Part V: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Sharing Your Thoughts, 140 Characters at a Time
Figuring Out This Twitter Thing
How Individuals Use Twitter
How Organizations Use Twitter
Businesses That Use Twitter
Getting Your Tweet Wet
Tweeting Like a Pro
Branching Out with Third-Party Applications
Signing Up
Picking a Name
Finding Contacts
Using useful people-finding tools
Searching by using Twitter Search
Inviting Contacts
Say Hello! Your First Tweets
Customizing Your Profile
Changing your avatar
Changing your background
Using your background image to expand your profile
Adjusting Your Text-Messaging Settings
Controlling the text-message flow
Selecting your text notifications, person by person
Stroll Around the Grounds: A Tour of the Twitter Interface
Starting Out on the Home Screen
The sidebar
The “What’s Happening?” box
The Twitter stream
Tweeting to One Specific Person: @Replies
Shhh! Sending Private Notes via Direct Messages
Playing (Twitter) Favorites
Becoming a Renaissance Man via the Everyone Tab (RIP)
Seeing Who You Follow
Figuring Out Who’s Following You
Looking at What You’ve Tweeted
You’ve Been Listed
The User Multi-Face: Interacting with Twitter Every Which Way
Text messages (SMS delivery)
RSS feeds
Desktop clients
Widgets and gadgets
Preview: @anywhere
Going Mobile: The Key to Happiness
Inviting people personally, through Twitter
Checking out Twitter Lists
By following back
Direct-messaging shorthand
Should I @ or DM?
Encouraging More Followers
Tweeting with Regular People
Verified Accounts
Building Company Relationships with Twitter
Talking Politics with Actual Politicians
Following Celebrities on Twitter
Twitter Directories
Signing Up for Syndicated Material
Tweeting in Unison
Following Twitter Protocol
Language and abbreviations
Engaging others on Twitter
Tweeting frequency
Inserting Links into Your Tweets
Short-URL analytics
Using Your Twitter History and Favorites
Creating Lists
Following lists
Erasing your tracks
Your Feeds, My Feeds, Everyone’s Feeds
Deciphering Twitter Shorthand Code
D – direct message
F – follow
@ – reply
Fav – favorite a tweet
On/Off username
Quit and Stop
Codes may come, and codes may go . .
Tweeting with Your Cellphone
Via text messaging
Via smartphones or PDAs
Location! Location! Location!
Using Twitter through Your E-Mail
Swimming Your Twitter Stream with RSS Feeds
Grabbing RSS feeds
Sending RSS feeds back to Twitter
Using Third-Party Services
Open Authentication – OAuth
Sharing Tweets All Around the Web
Finding Interesting Twitter Talk with Search Tools
Twitter Search
Expanding Your Twitter World by Using Clients
Mobile clients
Keeping Your Tweets Short with URL Shorteners
Using Trending Topics: The Zeitgeist of Twitter
Playing with Twitter Games and Memes
Tag Clouds
Keeping in Contact with Visualization and Listening Tools
Google Alerts
Knowing Your Network with Follower and Following Tools
Finding Your Voice, Whether for Business or Pleasure
Your business on Twitter
You as you on Twitter
Mixing business with pleasure
Identifying Your Audience
Viewing your network
Diversifying your network
Image is everything
Being genuine
Evangelizing your causes
Keeping Twitter Personal . . but Not Too Personal
Protecting personal details
Maximizing privacy and safety
The Business of Twitter
Putting Your Best Face Forward
Public relations
Customer service
Networking on Twitter
Offering Promotions and Products
Promoting Bands and Artists
Sharing Company Updates
Building Community
Conducting Research
Going Transparent
But, What If My Employees . .
Sharing Knowledge
▶ Using Twitter as a support system
Using Twitter as a Support System
Connecting with People
Making New Friends
Searching for topics of interest
Twitter-based events
To Follow or Not to Follow?
Getting Quick Answers
Accessing the experts
Information about breaking news
Getting recommendations
Sharing Information
▶ Twittering the globe for change
Twittering the Globe for Change
Charity events
Organizing on a small scale
Banding together for creative purposes
Planning an event
Engaging in Citizen Journalism
Citizen journalism hits the mainstream
Being a Twitter journalist
Tweeting accurate info
Gathering your journalistic tools
The Part of Tens
TweetDeck: Connecting with Many
Seesmic Desktop: Managing Multiple Accounts
CoTweet: Corporate Tweeting
Smartphone Clients Twitter, PocketTwit, and TwitterBerry
Twellow: Finding People to Follow
FriendorFollow: Managing Followers and Followings
TwtVite: Event Planning
Twitterfeed: Getting Your Blog Posts to Twitter
TwitPic and YFrog
Xpenser: Keeping Track of Your Expenses
Tweecious: Use Delicious to Organize the Links You Tweet
Link Bunch
Plain Old Networking
Breaking News
Food, Wine, and Spirits
Charities and Causes
Event Planning
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