The Twitter Book

The Twitter Book

Book - 2009
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"Media organizations should take note of Twitter's power to quickly reach their target consumers." --Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly), in a Los Angeles Times interview, March 2009

This practical guide will teach you everything you need to know to quickly become a Twitter power user. It includes information on the latest third party applications, strategies and tactics for using Twitter's 140-character messages as a serious--and effective--way to boost your business, as well as how to turn Twitter into your personal newspaper, tracking breaking news and learning what matters to you and your friends.

Co-written by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein, widely followed and highly respected twitterers, the practical information in The Twitter Book is presented in an innovative, visually rich format that's packed with clear explanations and examples of best practices that show Twitter in action, as demonstrated by the work of over 60 twitterers.

This book will help you:

Use Twitter to connect with colleagues, customers, family, and friends Stand out on Twitter Avoid common Twitter gaffes and pitfalls Build a critical professional communications channel with Twitter--and use the best third-party tools that help you manage it.

If you want to know how to use Twitter like a pro, The Twitter Book will quickly get you up to speed.

About the authors:Tim O Reilly (@timoreilly), founder and CEO of O Reilly Media, has hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter. Sarah Milstein (@SarahM) frequently writes, speaks and teaches about Twitter; she was the 21st user of Twitter.

Publisher: Beijing : Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780596802813
Branch Call Number: 006.76 ORE 2009 22
Characteristics: vi, 234 p. : col. ill. ; 16 x 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Milstein, Sarah


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Apr 26, 2013

Informative but a little outdated.

Apr 19, 2011

Not outdated yet, and the best short guide to using Twitter I've seen (at least in book form). Discusses lots of tools to help manage tweets, most of which will be ephemeral, but also covers etiquette and those features most confusing to newcomers.

Dec 03, 2009

Found out enough about Twitter to know I wasn't missing anything. Well, at least anything I wouldn't want to miss at this time.

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