Stay Connected at the Annual Meeting with Twitter
So you want to learn more about Twitter?
The buzz that Twitter has been circulating around the internet has been around for a while, and if you haven’t quite made the leap onto the social media platform, we’re here to help you ease into that transition. We’ll give you the tools and know-how to use Twitter for the conference whether it’s getting up to the minute updates about changes and schedules, or for the chance to win some sweet prizes at the conference. We’ll be answering important questions like: What exactly is Twitter? How do I use it? Why should I use it? And what is a hashtag?
A conversation. That’s it! It’s a social media conversation between person to person, person to business, business to business, or person to celebrity. It’s a conversation that you’re missing out on, especially if you’re trying to network and get the most out of your business that you want. It may seem at first that you’re just shouting into the vast reaches of the internet, but as you begin to follow other Twitterers and get followed yourself, you’ll quickly see that it’s a great platform for sharing, speaking, and keeping up with trends you’re interested in.
Click on this link if you want to see a video demonstration of Twitter and its basic functions.
Aside from actually tweeting, hashtags are the second most important things on Twitter. You’ve probably seen the billboards and ads on TV with something like this from Audi:
The hashtag—#BraveryWins—is essentially a keyword. They allow us to search topics and follow conversations through the seemingly endless Twittersphere, and help us track the popularity or journey of a topic using analytics. Hashtags always begins with the # symbol and is followed by a keyword or a phrase without spaces. Companies like Audi use this to create and measure the buzz around certain trends in their industry or promote a product. Searching hashtags like #COMMONug, #ibmi or #powersystems can help you stay in the loop and keep up to date in the newest conversations about what you’re interested in. The sky’s the limit.
Using our own hashtag, we are hosting a “COMMON Knowledge” contest using Twitter for conference. Just tweet at us by including #COMMONug in your tweet and tell us the best bit of knowledge you learned during the day. From Sunday to Tuesday of the conference, we will be reading over all the tweets and picking one at random to win a cool prize and retweeting all entries. This is a great opportunity for you to network online, learn something new, and win! The more tips you enter, the higher your chances are of winning!
If you want some more details on Twitter, here’s another video to help you get on your way.
Throughout the duration of the conference, we will be using the #COMMONug hashtag, so join in our conversation at any time, day or night. Ask us questions, network digitally with other COMMON users, and monitor the feed as we live Tweet popular sessions to give anyone who can’t make it the play-by-play. You can use #COMMONug before, during, and after the conference to stay in touch and of course, don’t forget to send us tips for the COMMON Knowledge contest!
So don’t hesitate any longer and join in on the conversation! Create an account, follow us at @COMMONug, and tweet with us using the hashtag #COMMONug. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you! If you see someone with a red ribbon, don’t be shy and some say hi!