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Five Reasons Why My Tweets are Better than Yours

Writing good tweets is an art form

Some tweeters use “Shock ‘n Awe” and others use humor (that’s humour for my Canadian friends.)

OT: Should I call them “tweeters” or “twits”?

Never mind, let’s talk about some of the things you can do to make the most of Twitter.



Just like the subject line to an email, each tweet should get to the point very quickly. In fact, many of us read email in the same way we read tweets (only the first 140 characters.)

Lets face it, if you’re not Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, getting a bunch of people interested in what you have to say doesn’t come easy. But with a little advice on the subtlety of tweeting, you can grow your followers with fellow twits that are actually interested in what you have to say.

Here are 5 things you can do to get more followers that matter:

  • RTability: Limit your characters to 120 to make retweets (RTs) easier
  • Hashtags are themes: Have a theme or three that you tweet about regularly because people follow you based on like interests
  • Relevance is key: Be helpful or controversial or witty
  • Link Interest: Tweets with links should tease or pose a question that promotes the follower to click the link
  • Before you hit send: Review the tweet for better or fewer words

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More Stories By Rob Rusher

Rob Rusher is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Community Expert, and Certified Instructor (ACI). In his role as Principle Consultant for On3, he leads an Adobe software enablement practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at Standard and Poor’s, eBay, IBM Global Services, the Social Security Administration, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations.

Because of his depth of knowledge and long standing relationship with Adobe, Rob was selected to write the Certified AIR training course as well as the ColdFusion and Flex certification exams. Rob has also co-authored four best selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is also very active is organizing and speaking at Adobe conferences and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.

On3 provides consulting, mentoring and training services to help organizations grow their own experts from within. For more information, visit us at www.On3solutions.com. Rob Rusher maintains a weblog devoted to Adobe Flex and other Internet technologies at www.RobRusher.com.

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