Saturday, October 31, 2009
In Part 1, we went over the rules of Twitter. Here we will talk about your twitter bio and picture.
After you jump in with 2 feet and set up your account, you have to "introduce" yourself to others with a witty bio and neat picture. Both are super important!
Your bio has to be 160 characters. And it can be anything about you. My bio is "Ask no questions, find no answers, live with problems." It was an old saying we used to say in college. I thought it was funny. And it gets lots of comments. But your can be anything. Your job, your hobbies, your favorite tv shows, etc. Try to be clever and think of something. Whatever you do, DO NOT leave it blank.
Next you have to choose an picture or "avatar". Twitter suggests that you use a real pic of yourself. I do not have real pic of myself. When I joined last year, The Iron Man Movie was still hot and in my mind. I grabbed a pic and made it my avatar. I sometimes think of changing it, but I think I will keep it. It gets alot of comments and people know it's me when they see it. And that is the important use of the picture. When people see their tweets, they could be scanning dozens maybe hundereds of tweets. ANYTHING that makes you stand out it a good thing.
You maybe temped to change your picture. You can at anytime, but I would advise against it. Some people may not know it's you! And you want to stand out. Not hide!! :)
That's all for Part 2. In Part 3: Content, Content, Content!!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I just saw this trailer and I had to post it! It looks wild!! :)
Here's the info from Wikipedia:
The film is set in Richmond, Virginia, in 1976. One night, a financially strapped, married couple (Diaz and Marsden) receive a box containing a button. The next morning, a mysterious, disfigured stranger (Frank Langella) tells them that pushing the button on the box will have consequences. They will receive $1,000,000, but someone in the world whom they don't know will die.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Jeff Dunham and Peanut introduce the first sneak peek of Jeff Dunham's brand new series, The Jeff Dunham Show, starting Thursday, October 22nd at 9/8c on Comedy Central! (Wow!! Can't wait!!) :)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Twitter is big these days. Very big. Me and lots of others are on it all the time. I joined in January of 2009 and since then have grown to love it and I'll admit that I'm totally addicted. I'm @dudeman718 ! Follow me! (Shameless Plug!) After talking with some other people on Twitter, I thought others may like to know how I see Twitter and how I go about my daily Twitter routine. I will say that there are no "right" or "wrong" ways to use Twitter. This is how I see and use Twitter. These tips may or may not work for you.
When I started to collect my thoughts I found that I had way too much info for one blog post. So I decided that this will be part 1 of a series. How many parts will we have? Don't know yet! How often will I post them? As often as I can! So here we go! :)
First things first, if you've never heard of or don't know exactly what Twitter is, here is the first paragraph from the Wikipedia page:
"Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. While the service costs nothing to use, accessing it through SMS may incur phone service provider fees."
Here is one of the more popular videos that explains Twitter:
While it would seem that the 140 character limit is the only rule, there are in fact lots of rules. This web page from Twitter lists them out:
Here is an example. Follow limits. Everyone on Twitter can follow 2000 people. If you want to follow more, you need an equal or larger amount of people following you.
It's important to know these rules and limits. They may seem annoying, but they are there to protect you and help you, the twitter user. Know the Rules!!
I will end this first entry here. Thank you for checking out my blog!! :)
Next Post: Part 2: Your Twitter Pics and Bio!