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  • I liked this article. I think I am more of a conversational Tweeter, but I try to make sure my personality comes through my posts. I also enjoy sharing interesting links because I like helping people learn about things I find interesting.

    I wish there was an easy way to categorize Tweets and present a pie chart showing how much of each category I do. That would help set goals and manage against results.

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    RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Brilliant! RT @geoffliving: This post is for everyone who asks me how to tweet. My Five Preferred Types of Tweets [link to post]

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  • Good stuff Geoff. I would add “non-tweet” as in complete nonsense. Just a thought.

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    RT @geoffliving This post is for everyone who asks me how to tweet. My Five Preferred Types of Tweets [link to post] Please add yours!

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  • Anjuan – I agree, it would be interesting to use a semantic tool that would give you that information, but then you run into another problem.

    Some weasel somewhere will start comparing the “Tweet Mix” of people with big followings, and attempt to scientifically define “What is your optimum Tweet Budget.”

    Then we have people holding off on some brilliant insight, because they’ve been too conversational today, and need to share a few more links to get back into harmonious balance.

    Geoff knows where I stand on this. Be Yourself. The rest are here: http://ike4.me/t10

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    RT @GeoffLiving New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    RT @TonyCastrilli: RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Great advice – share w/ friends/clients new to Twitter. RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Sample & see why I’m following this guy: RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Excellent, concise primer for 1st time (and some long-time!) #Twitter users by @geoffliving [link to post]

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  • Pingback:Kaileen (Kaileen Connelly)

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    Yes! RT @geoffliving: This post is for everyone who asks me how to tweet. My Five Preferred Types of Tweets [link to post] Add yours!

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    Great reminder and walk-through of Twitter–> RT @geoffliving: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    RT @SBoSM: Your traditional ReTweet right here. RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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  • Pingback:lizscherer (Liz Scherer)

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    I agree with @noreaster.. RT -nice example sGeoff RT@geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Great article & def agree! RT @geoffliving New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    nice examples, Geoff and good reminder on “zen of tweeting” RT@geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Nice, reasonable advice: RT @geoffliving: New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    making me rethink “Supermodels on Twitter” [ http://bit.ly/bKooIA ] is @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Your traditional ReTweet right here. RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Usually can’t stand tweets on tweeting, but this guy knows his stuff. RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    Some good tips for Tweeting:: RT @geoffliving: New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    RT @GeoffLiving: This post is for everyone who asks me how to tweet. My Five Preferred Types of Tweets [link to post] Please add you

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    RT @geoffliving: New Blog Post: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post] <--good tips – Posted using Chat Catcher

  • Great post! Was coaching a Shakespeare theater on this – the questions isn’t “To Tweet or Not To Tweet” – It’s What to Tweet. That’s where a lot of nonprofits get stuck — what to Tweet?

    Here’s my preferred types of Tweets – similar to yours but arrived at after looking at what gets retweeted.
    http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2010/02/what-type-of-tweets-get-retweeted-most.html

    * Retweets of others: Verbaitem sharing of someone’s message that I feel is important for followers to know about.
    * Share Links w/Brief Comment: This comes from my daily scanning of resources about social media, nonprofits, and philanthropy and picking out five good links and passing them along with a 140 character annotation. These are a few gems that I’ve bookmarked on delicous and slightly different than those streamed on my blog. (And usually doesn’t include the best Facebook links which are shared on my Facebook Fan Page)

    * Live Tweeting: If I am at a conference or meeting, I’m usually live blogging or tweeting. I like to live tweet because it forces a discipline of listening.

    * Closing the Triangle: This is a network weaving technique of introducing people in your network.

    * Crowdsourcing Questions: I use this when I’m developing training materials, particularly for case studies or sometimes for demos of Twitter as a crowdsourcing tools. Usually I ask a question, and try to get people to answer in another place like a google document or wiki.

    * Bytes of Wisdom or humor: I share some geek humor now and then. I also share some meta reflections or wisdom about what works or doesn’t work in using social media for nonprofits.

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    My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post] courtesy of @geoffliving

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    Thoughtful – Personal examples ->RT @geoffliving My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post]

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    RT @susannahgeorge: My Five Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post] courtesy of @geoffliving

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    Your traditional ReTweet right here. RT @geoffliving My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post] #Twitter #SocialMedia /via @SBoSM

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    RT @4LeafCloverGirl: Your traditional RT right here. @geoffliving My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets [link to post] #Twitter #SocialMedia

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    My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets – [link to post] #tweets rt @Tweeple_Tips @tonystevens4 /via @xanpearson

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    My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets – [link to post] #tweets rt @Tweeple_Tips

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    My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets – [link to post] #tweets

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    My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets – [link to post] #tweets #rt @Tweeple_Tips @tonystevens4

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    My 5 Preferred Kinds of Tweets – [link to post] #tweets rt @Tweeple_Tips @tonystevens4

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  • This is a great breakdown of the types of tweets we send, and how they are received by others. I find that retweeting is so easy, I get into the habit of doing it too often, and I have more trouble engaging others in conversations, but it’s good to remember we need a balance to keep others interested.
    Thanks for the post!

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