So, how do I use twitter?

Facebook, Linkedin, and twitter are 3 things you don’t want to miss nowadays:

  • Facebook is for casual interactions.
  • Linkedin:  is for building professional network.
  • twitter: lets you say 140 characters…

Wait it minute, so what is twitter?

I asked myself these questions before I got started:

  • Why do I care whether John Doe just had lunch?
  • What can I say in just 140 characters?
  • Can’t I just use Facebook or Linkedin for the same thing and more?

Why tweet?

Think of it this way.

Imagine yourself entering a networking event to which you have never been.  What is the first thing that you will do to get started?  You find an interesting group of people, and you listen!

You listen to their conversation, try to relate to it, and eventually contribute to the discussion.  That’s exactly how twitter works!

twitter is a gigantic networking event hosted 24×7 in the world’s biggest venue, the Internet!

How do I get started?

Well, the first step is to find a theme for your twitter, something that you are sincerely passionate about, that you care about, or that you are interested in.  For example, if you are passionate about cutting-edge technology, then you can tweet about your world-changing ideas.

I love helping others, so you can find that most of my tweets are inspirations.

Most importantly, keep it to 3 related themes per account; otherwise, people will find your tweets confusing.  If you want to tweet more things, just start another account.

I’ve started tweeting for a few days already.  Now what?

Unless you are Bill Gates, Barack Obama, or some other celebrities, you need to build your twitter network.  Here are some tips:

  • Follow those who follow you
  • Retweet and reply often
  • Always show gratitude to those you interact with

Moreover, you can take the initiative to find those whom you’d like to know.  Here are a few search sites:

For more search sites, visit: http://mashable.com/2009/07/02/twitter-people/

Final words

You can never do great things alone, and that is why networking is so important because it gets you to where you need to be and whom you need to know in order to achieve your goals.

So, start building your network, and keep pressing forward.  You will accomplish your dreams!

If you have any question about twitter, Linkedin, or Facebook, just leave a comment here or email me.

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About Daniel Chu
“Success is to drive and continually shape the excellence in you and around you” – Daniel Chu Born in January 1st 1983 in Taipei Taiwan, Daniel Che Yi Chu moved to Ontario Canada by himself at the age of 14, seeking for better education. In 2007, Daniel obtained his Honor Bachelor of Science (with distinction) in Computer Science (Software Engineering) from the University of Toronto, St. George campus. Currently an IT Project Manager at TELUS, Daniel is leading teams with up to 15 members and managing budgets between $100K-$800K, facilitating a $900M deal with the Quebec government (http://bit.ly/17A6tu). Since graduation, Daniel joined TELUS’s Leadership Development Program (http://bit.ly/bLnKD), which gave him an opportunity to explore different professional roles, such as a Business Analyst, Developer, IT Project Manager, Human Resources Project Manager, and Strategic Advisor. Continued to grow, Daniel joined Toastmasters in 2008, and obtained both the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator designation in 2009. Also in 2009, Daniel was nominated and elected President of his Toastmasters Club (http://www.telespeakers.com). Daniel is a committed Christian who is also a committed volunteer at Big Brothers and the Crisis Center. He helps the Crisis Center deliver suicide prevention workshops at Vancouver’s high schools. Daniel enjoys various activities, such as swimming, playing basketball, and bowling. He also enjoys reading and writing.

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