Have you made your Twitter Introduction Video yet?
If you haven't heard of it, Twitter is a kind of online messaging system. It is like a group chat where you post 140 character messages or "Tweets". You can post links or just text. URLs get converted into TinyURLs if they are beyond a certain length or you can paste short URLs from the service of your choice. WordPress plugins and online services make hooking up your blog feed easy, so every post you make goes to Twitter as a URL.I even have my Twitter messages my Facebook status.
Just like with other social sites, you add contacts and other contacts add you. Once you have a few followers discussions form. You direct messages to an individual using the @ prefix, eg. "@elizlaprade - Thanks for the great link!". Everyone gets to see these that are following the sender, but these messages appear in the "@Replies" tab so you get to see all the replies made to you, regardless of if you are following the sender (optional preference). There is also a DM (Direct Message) feature for private messages.
Now on to the Twitter Introduction. One great way to deepen your connection to your Twitter followers is by using a Twitter introduction video. You can accomplish this in a number of ways. You can capture video straight to youtube if you have a webca. For those a little more tech savvy, you can use a video camera to shoot your Twitter Introduction.
During your Twitter introduction Video you get the chance to introduce your Twitter followers to you. They get to see the living breathing you through your Twitter Introduction Video. Tell your Twitter followers who you are, where you live and your interests. Below you can watch my Twitter introduction video.
If we are not yet following each other on Twitter, please use the Twitter link to my profile and follow me. I will follow you back. http://www.twitter.com/lenapple