It seems as though new social media sites are popping up almost every day, yet many people are unfamiliar with some of the first social media outlets such as Twitter. If you are one of these individuals, have no fear! Your Wisconsin insurance company is here to give you a quick run-through of Twitter.
Twitter is a social media outlet where users can create updates of 140 characters or less. Think of a combination between a Facebook status update and a text message. These updates are called “tweets.”
Twitter users “follow” each other in order to get updates from one another. You can follow your friends, colleagues, favorite stores, companies, athletes, celebrities, mascots … the list is endless.
User names on Twitter begin with the @ symbol, which is why it is called tweeting “at” somebody. For example, you can follow The White House @whitehouse or your Wisconsin insurance company @Community_Ins.
Hashtags are used on Twitter to mark keywords or topics within tweets. Users can hashtag any word by using the # symbol. For example, you could tweet “I’m in love with my #insurance company, everyone there is so #helpful!” Users can also search for other users’ tweets containing specific hashtags in order to see what people are saying about a specific topic.
Twitter has a greatHelp Centerto find more tips, ranging from setting up a basic account to learning how to advertise on Twitter.
With these tips, you’ll be Twitter savvy in no time. Don’t forget to follow your Wisconsin insurance company and tweet us with any questions!