Thursday Thirteen is a weekly meme with a simple theme: each Thursday you blog a list of 13 things. What kind of things? Any kind! Just come up with a list theme and run with it.
- When you add someone to a list, they can see it which list they’ve been added to. Even if your list is private. Keep this in mind when you name your lists.
- Echofon is the best free iOS Twitter app. When I RT, it doesn’t use quotes. I can mute hashtags. It has a beautiful interface. I could go on. Did I mention it’s free?
- Even if you delete a tweet, it will remain on the internet forever.
- Triberr is a great way to expand your audience but use it wisely so as not to come off as spammy to your followers.
- HootSuite is great for scheduling tweets.
- Twitter Advanced Search can help you find a tweet you’re looking for (even old ones).
- Twitter and Pocket go together like PB&J.
- Twitter and IFTTT go together quite nicely as well. (I have an IFTTT tutorial coming up tonight for this round of Bloggiesta Mini-Challenges.)
- Twitter Analytics is a great way to see which of your tweets get the most action.
- “Saved Searches” makes it a lot easier to find and check out stuff you want to stay on top of, like: #Bloggiesta, #boutofbooks, #bloggingtips, #bbtc, and whatever other hashtags you like to follow.
- Twitter is a great place to get the news. As bad as that might sound, it’s true. A lot of breaking news stories appear on Twitter and usually spread like wildfire.
- Ain’t no party like a Twitter chat party!
- Never underestimate the power of the retweet.
- I don't have to auto follow back.
- I like following authors who combine promo posts with normal interaction.
- Most authors don't do the above.
- Be careful of picture links!
- Twitter wars are fun to read but not be involved in.
- .@twitterhandle allows everyone to see the tweet (thanks Brianna!).
- No guilt for unfollowing people if they clutter my stream with uninteresting promo tweets.
- Companies really do read what you tweet.
- Pocket is the best for saving tweets with links to read later.
- Most bloggers cross post on social media so I only need to follow them on one platform (e.g. tumblr or twitter, since the content is rarely unique).
- I get to 140 characters very quickly.
- I only want to tweet about running, food and books, in that order.
- Brianna is the Twitter goddess if I have questions.
What have you learned about Twitter?