Here is my understanding. If you know otherwise let me know so I can correct
Twitter is a time stream. I like to compare it to a ticker tape or a telegraph. The
messages posted are called "Tweets" and are limited to a maximum of 140
characters including the spaces etc. Just below on the left is a live view of my
Twitter account! (Instructions on setting up a Twitter account are here or if you
are very new on Twitter, click here. )
As a note "RT" means retweet which means you are passing on someone
else's tweet. It doesn't mean "right" (smile).
Each RT is more valuable than the last. RT please and include
The power of the internet is the spreading of information. Each RT spreads
information, knowledge, further and further and potentially can circle the globe
and change mankind. This is done by a simple RT by you, helping mankind. In
advance, thanks for helping!*
People that I am following can post something and it appears on my time
stream. I look and where I choose, I can communicate to them or go to the
sites they list. I've done this many times. So it works.
There are some general practices that will help you get followers.
Bio or Profile!
#FollowFriday is a game.
Post a picture and
a bio! This makes
you more real.
People are much
more likely to
follow you! Also,
some software will
you because of
Further, with a
bio, people can
locate you and
follow you based
on the key words
in your bio. So
post one! See
Profile! Also, see
list of articles to
the immediate left!
Another point on Friday, when you Tweet someone, insert #FF*. This point is
tracked and statistics are kept on how much a person is supported. #FF is
Follow Friday. Use a lot on Thursday through Saturday. It may help you
expand! See How To Play #FollowFriday. The site appears to be non-
functioning since about Nov. 2012.
Next is that you need to follow people back that follow you.
Communication is not a one way flow of information. If you only outflow at
people, you will find them unfollowing you. I saw an example of that. Same with
RTing. If you want people to RT your post, RT theirs! See Following Back.
I suggest you start with one account and learn the ropes.
The number of Twitter accounts you can have is not limited except you can't
post duplicate messages. Twitter will shut you down.
I assist people on Twitter. I wrote an article about this: Assistance or Help!
Tweet Adder* is sold for a single user, 5, 10 and an unlimited number of
accounts! I use this and it works very well & cuts the work down that is
Tweet Adder was put out of business by Twitter in 2015.
Twitter rules on multiple accounts seem to be contradict themselves. But the
main point is not to post ANY duplicate postings on several accounts or even
If someone posts several times a day, I am more likely to see their post. It is
strictly a numbers game. For passing out data, I feel it is a super method of
The more often you post on Twitter, the more people are likely to see your
message. But the message must not be a duplicate of earlier messages.
Please refer to Twitters rules here: http://help.twitter.
If I post something more than once, with some variation, I believe a new batch
of people will probably view the data. I don't feel it would be the same people
viewing though it could be. I have of thousands of followers on Twitter,
Facebook, and other social sites. The number is growing daily so it is difficult
to say how many people will view or how many will follow the link. By varying
the posting at different times of the day, hopefully I get many more viewers.
Often, I vary the wording, as different things catch different peoples attention!
Tweet Adder* allows to search for key words and you can follow that group of
people. So this qualifies who you follow to a small degree and thus qualifies
who will possibly follow you back.
A word of caution, do not be too aggressive. You might ask what's
"aggressive" and I can't answer that question. But that is the way Twitter has
the rules. Just keep your following and unfollowing at a low rate. Twitter
currently suspends without warning.
Should you be suspended, don't give up. See my article Suspended, Now
I urge you to bookmark that page. If you're suspended, you will not be able to
look me up and ask what the URL is!
By the way, if interested in using Twitter in a big way Tweet Adder* create an
advantage and save you labor! I consider them extremely valuable! Click on
these links to take you to my affiliate pages! If you do purchase either of these,
I recommend you sign up as an affiliate (no cost to be an affiliate). That way,
you can make commission to if you promote and someone signs up based on
I can tell you, I purchased based on someone's promotion and they made
money! So should you!
Also, do take some time and read Twitter's rules and policies. They suspend
without warning or explanation. Please refer to Twitters rules here: http://help.
I also have a page for the advanced Twitter. Click here to see the data I've
posted so far.
If you have more questions or need more data, contact me on the above form.
If you made it this far, I'll give you a couple more tips and suggestions: Putting
the @ symbol in front of a followers name and adding that to a tweet send it
directly to them. @Poet_Carl_Watts tweets go to all your followers and to me
I pay attention to these. You can also visit Twitter Advanced for more info! Full
list of Twitter page to the right.
If you want to get your data known fast, if you have a Tweet you feel is
important, sent it with an @Poet_Carl_Watts. I will ReTweet all of your
messages if I can. I may get behind or I may simple disagree and not be willing
But normally, I'm there to pass on your communications. Please don't abuse
my willingness to help. It's completely based on me wanting to help mankind.
Exception to this is on Friday. I play #FollowFriday. My volume of tweets are
very high on that day, I do not RT a lot of tweets because it pushes me over
the Tweeting limits. So just understand on Friday, I may not RT your tweets.
If you like to put your site URL in front of thousands potential viewers or have
me grow a following for you or manage posting to your existing social networks
(MySpace, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc) contact me!
If you have found this helpful, don't be shy, hit the donate button.
Follow me on Twitter at Poet_Carl_Watts. Please follow @MaryHWatts as a
back up to my account!
You can help by using the hash marked term #AwesomeTeam in all your
tweets. See related article POWER!
#FollowFriday, How To Play.
How I use Twitter & Why
*The use of a hash mark "#"
In front of a word is tracking method. It is used to establish trends and allows a
subject to be located easier. Don't over use #s. "A hash tag is similar to other
web tags- it helps add tweets to a category" per Twitter.
See full data: http://help.twitter.com/entries/49309-what-are-hashtags-the-
symbol. On Fridays, if you mention someone else or do a "shout out" where
your recommending or commending your followers, add #FF as the of these
* URL Shortening.
If you are preparing your tweets in advance, you may want to set up a
shortening service that will take your URL and shrink it down. This allows you
to get more text in the message.
I recommend is.dg. Very fast. You simply drag their logo to your book mark bar.
When you're on a bage, click and it will shorten it. Or www.ow.ly. On Owly uou
can enter your URL and the Captcha or login with Twitter. I recommend
logging in. Once logged in, you enter URL and hit "Shrink It" or hit enter on you
keyboard and you get a shortened URL! You can also put their logo on your
book mark bar.
When Tweeting a URL, ensure the full http etc is present. That way the link
with be live.
http://.www.carlwattsartist.com would be live on Twitter. carlwattsartist.com
would not be live and would require people to copy and paste to visit page!
Key to all this is an internet not controlled by government or a few
corporations. Support www.SaveTheInternet.com and Electronic Frontier
Man survives best when man is helping man survive! A person is only as
valuable as he helps or assist others! Need some help in life without being told
what to do, what to think, contact me.
I repeat: You can help by using the hash marked term #AwesomeTeam in all
your tweets. See related article POWER!
Have a great day! Carl
PS Twitter is constantly changing things and I don't always think to update my
"how to" pages. Contact me!
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