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5 Twitter Tips for Newbies in 2014

MetroTwit screenshot

Twitter is one of the best, if not the only best, social networking web site. Covering most countries in the world. As a newbie on Twitter, what is the basic tips?

I have my Five tips for newbies in 2014.

1) Complete your Profile

Of course, you should have a twitter account. If you don’t have it, just register one on Twitter web site.

When you have your account, sign in and click the right gear icon on the top navigation banner. Then, click Edit Profile.

Twitter Profile
Twitter Account Profile

You’d better to complete all information on this page.  Such as photo, header, website URL, Bio. The URL in the Bio will automatically be click-able link.

They will be shown on the Profile summary page, when people search you. Very important.

2) How to use Search

A good search tool has same features. User friendly.

Easy to search other users; easy to search event; easy to search tweets.

Twitter has it own search, powerfully.

For example, I input “Global” in the search box. Twitter provides auto-suggestion terms in the pull-down list. You can find some just a suggested keywords, some with avatar are users. And sometimes it will show you some terms with hashtag #, it is used to search tagged content. These search functions are very helpful. User does not have to think how to input the search terms in the search box.


There are some search tips for you:

  • Search keywords exactly: put two or three words inside of quote.
  • Search either one of two words: put or in the middle of two words.
  • Do not include one word in the search results: put the minus sign in front of this word.

3) Check the hot topic, or Twitter trends

It is the official tool, go to

Twitter Search Home

Above is the Trends when I sign in my account. The trends is provided based on my account, history, or the people I follow.

You can also see Worldwide Trends, if you are not sign in. It is interesting to see what people focused in other places.

twitter search home worldwide


4) Use twitter desktop application

Twitter did not have good web interface previously. It changed or upgraded many time. Now it is better. But somebody still want to use third-party desktop tool, just like me. Most of time I use MetroTwit. There are some choice for you, tweetdesk (now it is by twitter), MetroTwit, hootsuite, janetter. You can try to install every each desktop tool and try at least one or two days. Then make your choice.

MetroTwit screenshot


5) Figure out who is influential on Twitter

Just see who has the most followers. But don’t worry about it. Twitter automatically recommends followees for new accounts. There are also some websites provide the service. Go to following web site and see if it is interesting. If you like it, just follow them. Then you will have something on your timeline.

Twitaholic home page

The basic Five tips for newbies. Start to use Twitter and find interesting people and event.


Get more Audience from Social Media

It is a hard task for a newbie, to get more audience from social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Stack Overflow, etc.

From my point of view, More audience from Facebook, means more Likes on Facebook Page. Otherwise, you need a lot of fans/friends on your Facebook account.

To get more likes or share on your Facebook page, you should know some key facts.

  • More Likes on photos than those on video, links.
  • More Likes in the weekends than those in the weekdays.
  • More Likes at night than those at the day time.

So, post or make an update on your Facebook pages with above guide.

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Day 3 – Two Week Campaign

Social Networks play very important roles in current Internet world. From Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, these giant social player, to Pinterest, Path, Intagram, Foursquare, smaller networks.
All I want to do today, is to make a plan. Be an active users in above social networks.
Frankly speaking, I am a heavy user of Twitter. There is a small Chrome window staying at the second monitor.
I have 608 followers right now. Here is a tool can track the changes of your followers.
Another tool is call, which can tell you who isn’t following you back.
It is kind easy, when I check the people who I am not follow back, I can follow them. I can also take certain action to those does not follow back to me.
Regarding Facebook, I spend a lot of time on it. Social and Games.
Game is also part of social. My Facebook page of David Yin’s Blog. It is another way to get more people to follow me.
Google is not good at Social network. It failed many times. But, it looks it is serious this time.
I will try to use Google Plus as my third social network tool. Hope it can attract new audience here.

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Web 2.0 or not

The Web 2.0 is so popular in the net. Actually it is so difficult to define this term. I don’t like to say this site is Web 2.0 or not. It can not describe the features of it.
After reading Is It Time to Kill “Web 2.0”? , I think I am not the only one hate this confusing term.
I would like to use the terms with clear defination. Such as AJAX, Java, DHTML and so on.
The Web 2.0 is nothing.
There is an article focus on the Web 2.0 on Wikipedia.

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