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Twitter™ for Dummies® by Michael Gruen, Leslie Poston, Laura Fitton

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Chapter 5. Tweeting It Up

In This Chapter

  • Following people

  • Scouring Twitter for interesting people to follow

  • Replying to messages, privately and publicly

  • Attracting new followers

One of the neatest things about the Twitter experience is that your conversations, your followers, and your ability to interact with them extends far past the Twitter.com interface into other platforms and even into the real world due to the Twitter community's tendency to plan both formal and spontaneous events. But equally important to accessing your Twitter account from virtually anywhere is understanding how to interact within the community.

In this chapter, we go over the nuts and bolts involved in discovering, managing, and interacting with the people you follow on Twitter and the people who follow you. Additionally, we give you some hints about how to play well with others within the twitterverse so that you can start having conversations right away!

Finding People to Follow on Twitter

A key part of getting the most out of Twitter is knowing where and how to find people whose Twitter streams are of interest to you.

You can pretty easily find people to follow on Twitter: You naturally browse to people's profiles when you think that something they say is interesting or relevant to you. But, when you start accumulating updates from the people you follow, you'll quickly realize that you need to figure out who's worth following. That process can become complicated because of the large size and diversity of the ...

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