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5 Tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss

5 Tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss
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Twitter isn't just a place where people post Throwback Thursday photos. With over 170 million active users, it has become a major source for news and real-time updates around the world. In 140 characters or less, Twitter users are able to spread ideas and trends like wildfire.

When you first start wading through your Twitter feed, there are certain aspects that can seem overwhelming. But thankfully, Twitter has been around long enough that some "best practices" have finally been established. So, here are five totally tweetable tips to help you use Twitter like a boss.

1. Learn the lingo

Beyond the basic navigation functions, Twitter is the place where a lot of new terminology was born. So, to communicate effectively, you'll need to understand it. Right off the top, you'll first need to know the following:

  • Tweet: Messages on Twitter are called "tweets.”
  • Timeline: As you tweet, your messages will show on your timeline.
  • Follow: Tweeting interesting and relevant content regularly will attract followers.
Next page: Quick guide of common symbols and acronyms
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