How To Become a Twitter Power User in 3 Minutes

Everyone has Twitter but how many are using it effectively? 


I met Julie as she was looking to find a room share for BlogHer next weekend and the converstation moved to how we would stay in touch.  I asked if Julie had a Twitter account and she said no.  I explained how everyone would be chatting in real time via Twitter using the hashtag #blogher09.

Within a couple of minutes, Julie had setup a Twitter account and had the necessary links to get Tweetdeck installed and learn more on the Twitter help site.  I also talked about how CoTweet allowed people to share a Twitter account without revealing the password and schedule future tweets.  Julie’s off to a great start!  She blogs at Mamapedia (cute site name!) in the Voices section and her new Twitter name is @juliemamapedia

Twitter Power User Links

Tweetdeck  is a desktop client for Twitter so you can track, filter and find things easier

CoTweet allows you to share your Twitter account and schedule tweets

More on Hasthtags

Follow trending hashtags

What are Hashtags? Excerpt from

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. They’re like tags on Flickr, only added inline to your post. You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

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About Adria Richards

Adria Richards is a developer and entrepreneur focused on digital equality. She has worked in the tech industry since 1998 solving big problems for companies of all sizes. Embracing her inner nerd, Adria moved moved to San Francisco in 2010 to pursue her passion for technology. Previously she has worked in technical and training roles for enterprise, nonprofits and startups; from Apple to Zendesk. Adria is a popular speaker and gives talks about culture, communication and diversity. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, yoga and bacon; not necessarily at that order. Her Twitter account is followed by President @BarackObama.

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