How to Twitter - Part Five

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How to Twitter - Part One : Why Twitter? Get signed up
How to Twitter - Part Two : Setting up your Profile
How to Twitter - Part Three: Follow and Get Followed
How to Twitter - Part Four: Replies, Direct Messages


In this part we'll discuss a few of the other things you can do on Twitter Web.
Part Six - Third Party Twitter Applications


It's been so much fun seeing the people come from this ActiveRain tutorial to the wild world of Twitter... and jump right in! Makes me proud :)  It gives me the fuel to keep the tutorial going, that's for sure.



You can favor a tweet by clicking on the star. It will be saved in your "favorite" tab/page.  You can access your favorites directly by going to (after you are logged in).

Here are mine (I should use it more) -

Kim's Twitter

(Yes, you can earn a twit designation from @LindaDavis, lol)


As you can see above, @FresYes thought @SarahWV said something good enough to be "retweeted" so he put "RT" (you can also spell out RETWEET)  before sending it again. 



First, a small soap-box chat, do not only link up your own stuff if you want people to read it. Chris Brogan, aka Mr. Social Media, suggests you link up other people 12 times more than your own stuff.  Because you are only allowed 140 characters, it's helpful to use URL shortening services like Tiny URL, Snurl, etc.



Ok... you're ready for a couple shortcuts now that you know your way around the long way (sorry I think it's important to know the long way first :)  @KimWood
REPLY- When you are at the twitter home page, if you mouse over to the right of a tweet, you will notice the STAR and an ARROW. If you click on the arrow, twitter will fill in the @reply for you.
TRASH- If you go to your archive (click on your picture or name) - when you mouseover you will notice a TRASH CAN, I'm sure you can figure out what that's for.


Stay tuned for Part Six.




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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Kim....Ive read the entire series.....and this is the first one I have commented on, I think....

YOU are a stud!  Just sayin...


Dec 09, 2008 09:41 AM #36
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

I havent completely dedicated myself to twitter yet.  Learning the fundamentals is always the best way to go and then it seems to come so much easier.

Dec 12, 2008 03:44 PM #37
Ella Glover
Lubbock Homes - Lubbock, TX

Im going to try this, sounds like fun.

Dec 14, 2008 12:25 AM #38
Debbie Kirkland
Century 21 First Story Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL

@kimwood.. found you on twitter..from @FloridaSunSales  can't wait to get to network with you!

Dec 14, 2008 03:54 PM #40
Debra Kukulski, Broker Associate
RE/MAX Unlimited Northwest - Cary, IL
SFR,CDPE;GRI;ABR;e-PRO Realtor, Northern IL

Thanks so much for the explanation and directions.  I hope to check it out over my week "off" coming up!

Dec 16, 2008 10:37 PM #41
Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
E. TN Waterfront Real Estate

haanks for the tutorial.  I am still getting used to all of this.

Dec 22, 2008 04:02 PM #42
Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Lancaster, PA
REALTOR, Marketing Manager

Good Stuff.  I am using Hahlo now on my iPhone with excellent results - much better than the default for mobile web users.  FYI!

Dec 22, 2008 04:12 PM #43
Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri - Rodney Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, TN
It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

Kim, Thanks so much for the great posts.  There is so much to learn  and so many wonderful people like you to help along the way.  Loved all 5 parts, now to get started and waiting to see part six.

Mike Nastri - Franklin TN

Dec 23, 2008 08:50 AM #44
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

Kim, that is great info, thanks for sharing with us!

Regina P. Brown

Dec 26, 2008 01:08 PM #45
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I am new to Twitter and I really appreciate this tutorial as a foundation to start from.  It was very helpful.

Jan 04, 2009 04:32 AM #46
Keith Pound
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Thanks so much ...I think it is starting to sink in

Jan 15, 2009 02:26 PM #47
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

I am exhausted from Parts 1-4, bookmarking and taking a break, back later...

Joanne O'Donnell, Chic Home Interiors

Feb 01, 2009 02:35 AM #48
Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

OK, now I am back...  did part 5 but can't find part 6????????????????  Freaking out, I've come to rely on you Kim????????????  Help, I am floundering... However, I do now have 31, yes, I said 31!!!!!! followers - all because of you!  Do I get it yet, not entirely... but much better than I did 2 days ago... See, they were wrong, you can teach old dogs new tricks...

Joanne O'Donnell, Chic Home Interiors

Feb 02, 2009 04:15 PM #49
Greg Miller
Ruoff Home Mortgage - Sarasota, FL
Florida Home Loans - Conventional,FHA,USDA,VA

Thanks for this post Kim. It has been most helpful. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Feb 04, 2009 02:07 PM #50
Franklin & Brentwood, TN Homes Mike Nastri - Rodney Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Franklin, TN
It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

I asked my "techy" friends, "Why would anyone follow me, I am not going anywhere" and they laughed like crazy, said that's one for Jay Leno, but I wasn't trying to be funny.  Someday, maybe I will get it.

Feb 07, 2009 12:59 PM #51
Jennifer Dickey
Prudential Ambassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE

Kim, Thank you for the Twitter help!  I've recently started using it in the last couple of weeks, and this is some really helpful information!

Feb 08, 2009 03:46 PM #52
Krista Fuchs
Prudential Fox & Roach - Exton, PA
Chester County Realtor - (484) 459-8025 - Home Buying and Selling

Ok, I'm on there but I'm is this different than the facebook status updates? and I have to find a way to easily see the updates...i know it's ouut there!

Feb 19, 2009 12:12 PM #53
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Hey Kim: Thanks so much for this series.  I use twitter on a semi-regular basis.  I consider myself a novice.  I have tried to get pointers from others, but it appears most people there are out to sell to make money with one scam or another.  I was very happy to find your post.  You have done a very good job. Kudos!!

Apr 04, 2009 12:36 PM #54
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I tweet for a while then I a non-tweeter for a while. ... there just seems to be too much to keep up with...

Jan 10, 2011 09:22 AM #55
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I had forgotten the star technique, too, to save the best tweets. Good series!

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