Twitter FollowerSocial media platforms will come and go; but I truly believe that if any recent platform has had a dramatic impact on how we communicate, it’s Twitter. And even if it “goes away” at some point, what it’s taught us about two- and multi-way communication, not to mention brevity, is remarkable.

An admitted Twitterholic (or, at least, I used to be… I’m not on the platform that much these days, but it’s still my favorite), here are some fresh takes on Twitter, at least, according to me.

Image: Pasquale D’Silva [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1. 6 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Followers

Why: From choosing the correct profile picture to using hashtags correctly, Daniel Sharkov, guest-posting for Jeff Bullas, provides practical advice to gaining more Twitter followers, if that’s what floats your boat.

2. 15 People Every B2B Marketer Should Follow On Twitter

Why: Yes, yes, lists are subjective. Eric Wittlake has an interesting take on this one, and shares his personal list of “hidden gems” on Twitter.

3. 18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies

Why: For those who are new to, or uncomfortable, using Twitter, this WUL post I wrote not that long ago has 18 tips… all of which are tweetable (wanna guess how much time that took?!)

4. Follow me on twitter…no, really…

Why: Bill Dorman explains his screening process for following accounts on Twitter, and how it helps make his live feed more manageable.

5. Infographic: How Twitter affects the stock market

Why: Jim Dougherty shares an infographic that gives us a fascinating look at how tweets can have far-reaching real world consequences.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Twitter tips and maybe even learned a thing or two. If you have something you’d like to add, would you add it in the comments below, please? You know how I love to see you there!

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke