Take Control Of Twitter.

Keep up people.

The social landscape isn’t a huge big scary beast of information and communication that you can’t be a part of – it’s something you just need to take ownership of. Nowhere more so than on Twitter. It’s a great place to research and build connections instantly without as much of the fuss of LinkedIn. Here’s a few practical tips to help you be more secure and in control of your information on Twitter Account.

Plan Ahead

When you schedule tweets for the future it makes the whole Twitter thing seem so much more manageable. And there are plenty of third-party applications that will let you schedule tweets. Buffer, Tweetdeck and Hootsuite are just a few. Buffer is probably your most basic to use. All you need to do is install the app and then click on the icon when you want to share something or login to the Buffer deck and schedule you weekly tweets right there. If you are an old pro on Twitter then you’ll probably want something more like Tweetdeck. This allows you to have multiple columns as well as no limits on the amount of tweets you want to send.

Post Pictures

There’s really no getting around the fact that whenever possible you should always add a photo to your tweet. We know that the engagement rate for text only tweets is a lot lower. And if you are picking up tweets on your mobile, this makes a lot more sense rather than sending them somewhere else.

No more Retweets

It can get a little annoying when people retweet everything they see and then it streams in to your twitter feed taking up valuable time. Not every Twitter user that you follow will have good taste in retweets. So just go to their profile page, click on the cog and turn off the retweets there.

Save your Archive

Who wants to trawl back through months of tweets? For a full archive you can slimply click on Settings and then scroll down to the bottom of the page to find a ‘Request Archive’ button.

Be Polite

Luckily Twitter avoids any awkward moments that the likes of Facebook highlights. There’s no ‘unfriending’ process. Instead a more subtle ‘mute’ if you want to unfollow people. Just go to their profile page, click the cog on the right hand side and select ‘Mute’.

Stream your content

Did you know you can create bigger tweets by simply replying to your initial tweet? If you want to be really clever and say more than the normal tweet allows you to fit in in 140 characters, then you can just write one big tweet, split it up according to space and then reply directly to your previous tweet. They will appear as a continuous thread. You don’t even need to @-reply yourself because Twitter will know the tweets are connected automatically.

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