I got this from a presentation by Corey Condello and thought it would be useful to my readers:
*Retweet serves 2 important functions
allows you to post another user’s tweet to your followers
it makes sure you give credit to the original tweeter
* 2 ways to retweet
Click the retweet button on the original tweet
add RT@ with the Twitter name to your post
*what is a Dm?
A direct message is a private Twitter message.
*2 ways to send a DM
Click on the Direct Message button on the sidebar of the user’s profile
* D+@username + message in the tweet box
*Hashtags (#) help categorize tweets. You can add a hashtag to any tweet
*When someone searches for that hashtag, they will see your tweet.
*They allow you to organize your followers into groups
*The lists that you follow show up in your sidebar
*You can create a list by clicking on the “New List” button.
Use Bit.ly to shorten urls.
#FF stands for “Follow Friday”. On Fridays you can post a tweet that suggests people to follow. This is a way to help your favorite tweeters to gain more followers.
Place the @ symbol before the username so that it will link to the user’s profile.