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How to Use Twitter in More Ways Than One

Despite its popularity, Twitter is still widely misunderstood by a multitude of holdouts, people who would benefit in more ways than one from using it if they only knew where to begin.

With more than 200 million monthly active users, Twitter is a much bigger, more versatile communications vehicle than those who aren’t using it may realize.

Nowadays, not only is Twitter used to connect and chat with others, it is also used for everything from public relations to customer service, branding to broadcasting, education to entertainment, marketing to sales, newsgathering to job-seeking and much more.

Yet despite its obvious popularity and countless uses, Twitter is still widely misunderstood — and, if you ask me, severely underestimated — by a multitude of holdouts, people who would benefit in more ways than one from using it if they only knew where to begin.

So in the spirit of enlightenment and education, I’ve amassed a small library of articles, posts and resources on Twitter, each and every one of which should go a long way toward helping you to get up and running like a pro on this social networking site.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Twitter, or anything to do with social media at all, please don’t hesitate to give me a holler. In addition to the Social Media Coaching and Consulting services that I have to offer, I’m always up for a good, impromptu conversation about Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogging and the like.

Twitter 101: How should I get started using Twitter? (Source: Twitter Help Center)

Twitter 101 (Source: Mack Collier)

Twitter 101 (Source: AllTwitter, The Unofficial Twitter Resource)

Twitter 101 – How do I use Twitter? (Source: Business 2 Community)

The First 10 Things to Do When Getting Started on Twitter (Source: Constant Contact)

10 Twitter Essentials Every Beginner Needs to Know (Source: Soshable)

What’s Twitter? (Source: Constant Contact)

The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter (Source: Michael Hyatt)

The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter (Source: Mashable)’

Twitter for Beginners: Basic Guidelines Before You Start (Source: Hashtags.org)

Understanding Twitter Basics (Source: Kyle Lacy)

9 Top Twitter Tips You Can Start Using Today (Source: Forbes)

Twitter Guide Book – How To, Tips and Instructions (Source: Mashable)

Twitter Marketing: How to Use Twitter for Business (Source: Social Media Examiner)

The Ultimate Twitter Profile Cheat Sheet (Source: Business 2 Community)

The Essential Twitter Dictionary (Source: AllTwitter, The Unofficial Twitter Resource)

Twitter Marketing: How to Use Twitter for Business (Source: Social Media Examiner)

10 Must-Learn Lessons for Twitter Newbies  (Source: AllTwitter, The Unofficial Twitter Resource)

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers (Source: HubSpot)

How to Maximize Your New Twitter Profile (Source: Social Media Examiner)

How to Participate in a Tweet Chat (Source: Janet Fouts)

5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: Your Ultimate Guide (Source: Social Media Examiner)

How to Live-tweet from an Event (Source: Social Media Today)

How to Create Twitter Lists Step-by-Step (Source: Constant Contact)

Twitter for Business in Five Easy Steps (Source: A New Marketing Commentator)

Note: This post, "How to Use Twitter in More Ways Than One," was initially published on the blog, A New Marketing Commentator, on February 17, 2013.

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