How The Hell Do You Use Twitter?

by Frank Bruno 30 replies
Ok I took the plunge today and joined twitter.

So now I'm a bit perplexed....

I made "2 tweets" on my profile. I see other tweets showing up on my profile from people I'm following.

So my big question is how do I get my tweets to show up on other peoples profile pages?

I was under the assumption that at least my tweets would show up from the people who are following me.

I guess not because I don't see them.

I also don't see my tweets showing up on the peoples pages I'm following either.

So how the hell do I get my tweets to show up on other profiles??

Better yet, how are other peoples tweets showing up on my account but I'm not showing on theirs?

okay, end of twitter rant....


Frank Bruno

P.S- I would show you my twitter account username but I would just be giving away free traffic to those posts on my account until I figure this out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Your tweets will only show up on their profile if they are following you. Are you sure you're just not missing your tweets? Some profiles can have so many that it's easy to miss some.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      Originally Posted by Dan C. Rinnert View Post

      Your tweets will only show up on their profile if they are following you. Are you sure you're just not missing your tweets? Some profiles can have so many that it's easy to miss some.
      I looked but do not see them showing up. I only made 2 tweets and then went to the people who are following me and did not see my tweets showing up on their profiles.

      I'm stumped.

      Is there some sort of delay, or approval process for each tweet? or do I need to logout and log back in to twitter see them?

      Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    I just did a test. Here's what I think. When you look at somone else's profile you are not seeing what they would see if they logged in. Only they will see all the tweets from those they are following.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      I just did a test. Here's what I think. When you look at somone else's profile you are not seeing what they would see if they logged in. Only they will see all the tweets from those they are following.
      Bingo! I think you got it!
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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      I made "2 tweets" on my profile.
      That is so funny! Is THAT what twitter is all about? Tweets? Tweet! tweet!

      Seriously though... I signed up for an account and was stumped on the very first page. "What the heck do you do with this?" I wondered. Haven't been back since, however, I have clicked on other people's Twitter links and seen only meagre content... like, perhaps a cartoon with the one-line message above.

      I'm still puzzled. Guess I need to go over there and read the instructions.

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    • Profile picture of the author Stacie Bennett
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      I just did a test. Here's what I think. When you look at somone else's profile you are not seeing what they would see if they logged in. Only they will see all the tweets from those they are following.
      Scott is right.

      When you are looking at someone else's profile, the only thing you are seeing is the tweets that person makes.

      You will see on your home page all the tweets from yourself and the ones you are following. It is the same on everyone's.

      If you click on the tab at the top of your page that says 'Profile' you will see what everyone else sees when they come to your profile page. You will notice it is only your tweets, no one else's.

      That is why you can't see your tweets on someone else's page.:p
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      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      I just did a test. Here's what I think. When you look at somone else's profile you are not seeing what they would see if they logged in. Only they will see all the tweets from those they are following.
      Right on
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    We can do a test Frank. I'll follow you and you tweet., then I'll tell you what I see and you can look at my profile and see if you see your tweet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Frank, I just PMed you.

    Tweets are instant. But if you are following someone...and they are not following you...they don't see what you are Tweeting, if that's what you are asking.

    What they WILL see is if you reply to a Tweet they made. Hover your cursor over the box where they just Tweeted...you will see a little gray arrow in the lower left, which is the reply arrow...hit the arrow...and then type in a reply to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Twitter does take some getting used to, I know. I actually thought it was really stupid when I first signed on, but I saw so many people raving about it that I persisted, and I'm glad i did, because I get GREAT clients from ther.e
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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      So drop us your twitter URL already will ya Frank????.. c'mon... I wanna stalk you...errr... I mean follow you as part of the twitter system... mine's in me sig.

      FOLLOW ME!

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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
        Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

        So drop us your twitter URL already will ya Frank????.. c'mon... I wanna stalk you...errr... I mean follow you as part of the twitter system... mine's in me sig.

        FOLLOW ME!

        Peace

        Jay

        LOL! okay now were stocking each other, just followed you...

        Frank Bruno
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        • Profile picture of the author Lee Jones
          Your soon get the hang of it Frank, I was just as confused when i started.
          I think most of the above post have covered it all

          Now your a Twitterer, I guess i'll be following you also.
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    • Profile picture of the author Pete Egeler
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      Frank,

      Let Dana take you in hand - she'll show the ropes!
      Mike,

      I'd let Dana take me in hand anytime! Just not too sure about the rope thing though. Never have been into weired stuff. Besides, I'm far to old for ropin'.

      Pete
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
        Okay just got done chatting with Dana over Skype about how to use this damn twitter. lol

        She was kind enough to take time out of her day and take me by the hand and show me how to use this thing.

        Guys if you want to learn how to use twitter, Dana is the person to go to!

        Anyways if you guys want to follow me on twitter here's my twitter

        Twitter / FrankBruno

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      • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
        Originally Posted by Pete Egeler View Post

        Mike,

        I'd let Dana take me in hand anytime! Just not too sure about the rope thing though. Never have been into weired stuff. Besides, I'm far to old for ropin'.

        Pete
        HA HA HA! Darn, I wish I know how to make the little "rotfl" smiley face icon appear here. So you're saying no rough stuff?
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    Now on to learn the other 300 social places ... get a big bottle of tylenol and a case of beer..
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    • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
      Originally Posted by JonMills View Post

      Now on to learn the other 300 social places ... get a big bottle of tylenol and a case of beer..
      I've honestly found that some work better than others...so far, I get the most out of Twitter and the Warrior Forum. I joined Plurk and Pownce and Friendfeed and Brightkite, and I don't get as much out of them as I do from Twitter.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ram
        I'm sorry, but I just don't get Twitter.

        I've looked at a lot of different pages, including some people here on the WF, trying to figure out why it's so popular and they are the most boring bits of jibberish I've ever seen -- when they're not the most confusing bits of mish-mash posts I've ever seen.

        I just don't see the appeal. I especially don't see the attraction of posting so often, as some do. Why be tied to a computer? Heck, I work when I have to and don't even think about my computer when I'm not working.

        (Yeah, I know some post from their phones -- I don't. I don't text message either. I don't take photos. I don't surf the web. I make calls ... period!)

        Frankly, I don't want people following my every move. I can't see who would.

        I guess I'm just a 40-something that doesn't get it.

        Cheers,
        Ram
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        • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
          You can talk about what you are doing or creating or working on for a client, and people may buy from you or order services from you. It works amazingly well for me. Then again, I enjoy socializing and chit-chat.
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
            Dana, am I seeing things or did you clone yourself?

            lol (your picture changed)

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            • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
              Originally Posted by Frank Bruno View Post

              Dana, am I seeing things or did you clone yourself?

              lol (your picture changed)

              Frank Bruno
              That is my evil twin!

              Very observant, Frank, nothing gets by you! Someone took that picture of me at BlogOrlando and I liked it better than the one I was using before.

              It looks like you are figuring out Twitter!
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          • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
            Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

            You can talk about what you are doing or creating or working on for a client, and people may buy from you or order services from you. It works amazingly well for me. Then again, I enjoy socializing and chit-chat.
            Yeah... great new pic Dana... the other one was ace too... but I like this change

            Peace

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            • Profile picture of the author Lee Jones
              Ram....... The problem is your 40 something, when I turned 50 it all became clear

              All joking apart, I just didn't get twitter either.

              I don't know why others use it, and i must admit it took me a while to work it out, and how useful it is

              Since using it myself I get traffic directed to my blogs and websites everyday.

              I just didn't know why people where just submitting messages all the time, until i realised it starts to bring a good amount of traffic, which can in turn bring in subscribers and sales.

              Then I worked out a way to fully automate the process.

              Now I run at least 3 automatic messages a day, have got them already prepared for the next 48 days, plus any specials I add on the way, and this get's me over 30 new followers a day, all potentional customers. and masses of traffic.

              Also, everytime I update my blog, it gets sent to twitter automatically

              So for me, it's all about getting more traffic............ And it works really well!

              BTW - Dana, I like the pic as well !

              Lee Jones Twitter = leejones1
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              • Profile picture of the author Lee Jones
                Thanks for the follow Frank, it just came in !
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                • Profile picture of the author davezan
                  Hmm, wasn't there something like a "Tweet Me" thread here eons ago?

                  Followed you, Frank, and doing the same for others in a bit. If any of you got
                  WordPress blogs, TweetMyBlog.com's plugin will "tweet" your blog entries into
                  there as well like mine.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
                    Originally Posted by davezan View Post

                    Hmm, wasn't there something like a "Tweet Me" thread here eons ago?

                    Followed you, Frank, and doing the same for others in a bit. If any of you got
                    WordPress blogs, TweetMyBlog.com's plugin will "tweet" your blog entries into
                    there as well like mine.

                    Interesting with the blog tweet capability, I'll check into it, and thanks for the follow.

                    Frank Bruno
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                    • Profile picture of the author xmx
                      I also joned twitter only recently and it took
                      me some time to understand how it all works.

                      It can be useful and interesting.

                      If you follow Willie Crawford as an example
                      you will see how an internet marketer uses
                      this site in a very business oriented way.

                      Till now I just used it to notify of new posts
                      on my blog, and with a small number of people
                      following me I notices some traffic arriving
                      from there.

                      Now I am following also you Frank, and noticed
                      an almost instant follow from you.

                      See you on twitter too...


                      Gian
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          • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
            ok guys I added a few of you to follow...

            Besides Dana who initially got me going...

            I added the following Warriors:

            Scott Ames
            Mike Mayhew
            Neil Morgan (your twitter link in your sig is not accurate)
            Barbara Eyre
            JayXtreme
            Sharon Mcpherson
            Robert Plank
            Kevin Riley
            Kristi Sayles
            Jason James
            Dr. Mani
            Ken Reno
            and many others....

            Anybody else that I can follow? If so, post your twitter link

            BTW much appreciate if you can follow me as well....
            (I'll be getting some scrubbing software that was recommeded to me)


            Frank
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