Fun Ways To Use Twitter The online journal is no longer a novelty and average lives aren’t of interest unless your life has something special to convey. If so, your blog could catch on. Think of Nightjack, a British police officer who won awards for his blog about his experiences in law enforcement – for a while (see below). That means you only have a limited amount of characters on your key pad that you can use to post.

In a regular blog, you can post paragraph after paragraph and it is good to use that for detailed information about what you are sharing with your readers. microblogging puts little snipits along with links and it allows your readers to decide a bit easier if they want to go and read all you have to say. Become an expert at social media such as video and make it a part of your blog. Your visitors expect to be entertained as well as informed and video is a great way to do that.

The mechanisms for these conversations include a number of mediums – some are communicative, others collaborative and others include multimedia or a combination of all three. Social media can take many forms, but one element that consistently sets all of its incarnations apart from “traditional” media, is that it is produced to be shared. TinyURL is the original shortening service that offers links that never expire and don’t break in e-mail messages. You can also add a TinyURL link to your links bar.

The link will automatically create a shortened URL for the page your browser is on. At the very least, users must pause and ask of each potential tweet: is it worth the trouble to type this message? Or, how would I look to others if I send this message? Useful messages are appreciated by followers. So are replies to others’ tweets that indicate a sincere effort to communicate. If nothing else, even silence or non-tweets are better than haphazard tweeting that can detract from a good tweeter reputation.

Untweeps: Untweeps is an application that allows you to unfollow “stale followers.” These are the folks who don’t tweet enough. It will list your followers who haven’t tweeted in the last 30 days and then you can unfollow them…who wants to follow a tweeter who doesn’t tweet? Not me.