Cool Twitter Features

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A previous post LinkedIn Celebrates its 10th Year with 2 New and Cool Features detailed recent features added to the very popular social media site for business networking and sharing – LinkedIn. This post looks at 5 features on Twitter that are definitely worth utilizing.

  • Adding images to tweets on Twitter has been available for several months and is an important feature you should use because results of a study showed Tweets with images retrieve 150% more Retweets, 18% more clicks, and 89% more favorites than those without images. Caveat Emptor – make sure the images you choose are in the public domain. Check here and here for blog posts with links to sites with free images.
  • Search filters are now on Twitter – limit your search to videos, people, photos and more.
  • Advanced search is an option but is a bit hidden as you must first run a general search and then click on the Advanced Search link that appears on the left beneath the search filters.
  • The Inline Tweet composer feature on the main page of Twitter makes Tweeting a snap – no need to click the compose button in the upper right corner to launch the composer, simply start typing your Tweet in the window and click the Tweet button.
  • Twitter Analytics, the newest feature, lets you view a dashboard displaying the “performance” of all your recent Tweets – simply log in to your Twitter account and go to  http://analytics.twitter.com/ to see how well or poorly your Tweets are faring.

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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