In preparation for a Twitter Research Workshop at our library, I gathered these links for the workshop attendants and for you. Some are for specific professions such as real estate or small business, some are beginner links and others are tools for research. If you happen to be on Twitter at about 8 pm Eastern Time on Monday night, November 16, feel free to help the workshop attendants by following me and tweeting replies to their questions.
100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Twitter Research
Directories such as Twemes and Twubble. Conversations by Congress (Tweet Congress) and by lawyers (LegalBirds). More.
A non-fanatical beginner’s guide to Twitter
“Pretend you’re visiting a foreign country where you don’t speak the language– there are always a few basic phrases you want to have in your back pocket.”
How To Twitter – First Steps and a Twitter Glossary
When you say something on twitter, it has to be under 140 characters…called a tweet. It’s a noun and a verb. “Oh, I saw this tweet…” and “He was tweeting all day.”
27 Twitter Applications Your Small Business Can Use Today
“If you use Twitter for marketing your small business, I sorted thru tons of apps to bring you the most helpful.”
25 Small Business Twitter Tips
“Personal life reigns… but not too much. Add in some of your personal life while you are using Twitter. What is important to remember is that you are using Twitter for your business generation as well. The people following you want to know that you are REAL… but not to the point where they are hearing about what you are eating or where you are driving.”
Using Twitter @replies for Research
“It’s not enough to ask your network questions – when they respond you must follow through.”
5 Great Ways to Use Twitter for Real Estate
“Start thinking of Twitter as an educational resource…a networking resource…keep in touch with your clients.”
Top Five Twitter Travel Lists
With the new Twitter Lists feature, it’s super simple to follow frequent travelers around the globe.
5 Terrific Twitter Research Tools
TweetStats, Trendrr, Tweetmeme, WeFollow and Xefer
Twitter for Research: Why and How to Do It, Including Case Studies
Ask and search. Monitter, Twitterlocal and Friendfeed. Reply and hashtag.
See my earlier post: 20 Twitter and Blog Links to Give Your Friends, which includes tips for librarians and for chiropractors.
On a different topic, I am gathering links to small business blogs to feature in an upcoming post. Do you have a small business blog or a blog that can provide useful information for those in small business that you would like to include?