Twitter and Facebook Tools | Social Media Tips

Popular Tools for Twitter:

Use these to run as a desktop application. They help make Twitter and Facebook more accessible, alert you when others have talked to you or about you and color codes messages for easy browsing. These tools also let you post to/monitor Facebook and other social web sites.

Resources for Finding Others:


  • We Follow - – find others based on location or interest. Add yourself to various lists.
  • Seacoast Twitterers -  - Follows 600+ Portsmouth Twitterers (Hint - If you include '@portsmouthtweet' to your tweet, all their Portsmouth Tweet followers will see your message.)
  • Join groups! Search Facebook for 'Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce' or type in:
  • Import Your Contacts - - Import your contacts, IM buddies, classmates, etc.

Keep Organized:

Tweet Deck lets you create groups to filter by clients, friends, peers, etc.

Create lists for clients, friends, family, etc so you can quickly filter down and read status updates. Lists link can be found on left hand side below 'News Feed.'  Click on 'More', then create new list.

User Tips:

  • You don't have to follow everyone who follows you or befriends you. If you know them, its nice to do so. Some people are fake spammers, or just random oddballs. Some think of the greater number of friends or followers as a being a higher score.
  • Use @username to mention someone else in either facebook or twitter.
  • RT @username in front of a message means it is a Re Tweet or a rebroadcasting of someone else's message.
  • # indicates a topic that connects many messages. #cancerawareness #michaeljackson, etc.
  • #ff or #followfriday is popular to do on Fridays. You list out some people you follow for others to know about.
  • Add links to your Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and any other social media accounts to your email signature, your blog posts, and to your website.
  • Follow us on Twitter @HLSMDesign and we will keep you up to date on even more helpful social media tools and tips as we continue adding them here.

We Can Help:

Do you have more questions? Not a problem, just give us a buzz, blast, or a Tweet. We help clients sort out all kinds of social media madness, SEO strategies for better search results, web development dilemmas, branding and much more.

View a copy of the Social Media Presentation here.



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