Oh! I love Twitter. When I first started using it I didn't like it. It was confusing and difficult to navigate because it was still in the newer stages and because I was using it via their webpage only. I was completely lost (and I'm a geek!). Then I started using Tweetdeck
! It organizes 'threads' of topics so I can follow favorite topics and tweets more easily. For clients that will only work on a Windows machine, I've heard good things about Brizzly
There are some great beginner how to lists out there. Let me grab the ones that I remember and/or have bookmarked --
Beginner Tips - http://www.twitip.com/category/twitter-for-beginners/
7 Deadly Twitter Sins - http://www.twitip.com/7-deadly-sins-of-twitter/http://www.problogger.net/archives/2...-twitter-user/
(TwiTip is by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger fame)
Focused on Writers but a great 'What Not To Tweet' - http://www.inkygirl.com/twitter-guid...what-to-tweet/
Social Media Importance Explained - http://www.un-marketing.com/blog/200...nce-explained/
(I like UnMarketing's website. His focus is "Stop marketing to your customers. Connect and build a relationship with them.")
I'm an XBOX fangirl so to give an example, I'll share some of my favorite XBOX bigwig tweeters who I think are 'doing it right'
. They do a great job of posting a mix of both business and personal tweets. --http://twitter.com/majornelson/http://twitter.com/stepto/http://twitter.com/thevowel/http://twitter.com/lauralollipop/
I got to 'know' them via Twitter. When I was at PAX East, I attended their Live Podcast. Later in the day I found them and had my picture taken with them. When I got home, I tweeted about it and had a brief private twitter convo with some of the XBOX people who attended. It was such a geekout moment. I loved it!
So ~ I'm not an expert by any means! But I read my Tweetdeck multiple times a day and know what types of tweets I like as a consumer. I even have TweetDeck set to chime when tweets from certain people/companies get posted.