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How to use Facebook and Twitter for your Small Business

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  • 1.FACEBOOK By Denise Welch, President NewMediaID.Com 760-341-3438 [email_address]

2. 3. So What is Facebook?

  • Facebook is a social utility that connects you with the people around you.
  • An online network users join that are organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people.
  • Users can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify their friends about themselves.

4. This is whatYOU SEE

  • When you sign into your Facebook account.

5. 6. This is whatTHEY SEE

  • When they find your Facebook profile page.

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. So why would you use Facebook?

  • Find old classmates, friends and relatives?
  • Invite your friends to a special event youre hosting?
  • Post pictures of your new additions to the family?

14. 15. So what is Twitter?

  • In simplest terms, Twitter is a FREE service that allows anyone to say almost anything to anybody in 140 characters or less.

16. What Does Twitter Look Like? Go towww.twitter.comand signup for a FREE Account. 17. 18. Twitter Terms

  • Tweet- When you post or write your 140 characters on twitter and hit send its called a tweet or tweetingnot a twit.
  • Handle thats your twitter namefor example:@ducttape
  • Follow this is simply the act of adding someone to your list of people you are following this makes their tweets show up on your homepage.

19. Twitter Terms (continued)

  • Replies this is what it is called when someone writes a tweet directly at your handle - @ducttape cool post today blah blah this is often an invite to engage with a follower.
  • Retweet this is a tactic of republishing someone elses tweet the original tweet along with author stays in tact, but you are basically showing someones tweet to your followers many people find this a great way to add content and acknowledge good stuff from the folks they follow
  • DM this is a message that is sent directly to another user. They must be following you for you to DM them, but this is a very useful tool for private messages and generally a good choice when you start going back and forth with someone on something your entire base of followers might not find interesting.

20. 21. Complex or Simple?

  • Apple recently wrote a case study about Twitter.In the article, Apple wrote,
  • Twitters meteoric rise to ubiquity is proof positive that the world, in all its complexity, is eager to embrace simplicity.

22. So how would you use Twitter?

  • Get help with a customer support issue?
  • Show & Tell your friends what youre looking at on vacation?
  • Find a great restaurant in another city that everyone recommends?
  • Communicate with people who enjoy the same activities that you do but dont necessarily reside in the same location?