Maybe you’ve decided to take the plunge. You’ve signed up for a Twitter account, and you’re trying to figure out how to use it, how to tweet, and what the hell is a hashtag anyway?! But once you’ve progressed beyond these teething stages, it’s important to think about how to maximise what you get out of Twitter for what you put in: your valuable time and energy. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information that is generated – 500 million tweets are sent every day! – and while some of it will be useful and interesting, much of it will be irrelevant to you.
How do you separate the signal from the noise, to find the information you want?
How do you connect with other like-minded professionals on Twitter and become part of their online community?
With Chris Brandner (@ChrisBrandner) and Nathan Lee (@NathanAndyLee), we pooled together our advice for getting the most out of your time on Twitter. This post is part three of a four-part series on the value of using Twitter professionally (here are links to part one and part two).