This is a re-post from Pam Dyer’s blog, Pamorama. The Seattle-based marketing professional is @Pam Dyer on Twitter, and she created an excellent compilation of Twitter how-to videos. Her Twitter is an informative stream of news on how brands are using social media. She’s worth a follow for sure. Here is Pam’s post:
We all know that YouTube is a treasure trove of entertainment, with endless hours of Justin Bieber crooning to tweens and cats playing the piano. But it’s also a terrific resource for learning — there are helpful how-tos about a wide range of topics that do a great job of breaking down complex subjects into visuals that are easy to understand. Users have posted thousands of tutorials ranging from animal care to everyone’s favorite microblogging tool, Twitter.
Whether you want to get your mom started on Twitter or want the scoop on some of Twitter’s best desktop apps and how to use Twitter for brand building, these YouTube videos will keep you entertained while educating you about various aspects of the Twitterverse.
This quick, no-nonsense introduction is a great starting point.
A simple step by step tutorial on how to create your Twitter account, add friends, and get started tweeting.
A quick looks at the “Lists" feature and how to use it to your advantage.
An introduction to the top Twitter tools and how to use them in conjunction with each other to get the most out of Twitter for personal or business use.
How to make your Twitter profile page highly attractive and gain more followers.
This easy Twitter tutorial explains several ways to find people to follow on Twitter.
Have you signed up for Twitter but found yourself at a loss about what to do with it? This video series will help jumpstart your efforts.
How to use Twitter effectively for building customer relationships and brand reputation.
How to get value out of the platform before your customers even join.
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An anticipated encore to their desktop and iPhone offerings, Tweetdeck for iPad features a two-column design and browser display. Shows you everything you want to see at once; read the news in the browser and monitor your Tweets in the columns below.
Recalling the elegant design and usability of the Mac desktop and iPhone apps, Twitterific for iPad makes Twitter more terrific in many ways, namely, by letting you shorten urls, save searches, and even translate Tweets into different languages.
If you prefer a chat-style interface, this is for you. The app also features customizable wallpapers and photo and audio Tweets.
Instapaper allows you to save web pages to read later, also sharing function for Twitter.
For those of you looking for a social media business app, Arkovi features integration with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and a powerful RSS integrator. It also works on the iPad in Safari.
Integrate all of your social networks with one easy iPad application. Apple’s split-view allows you to switch between services with no time wasted. The app features a built-in web browser that allows you to view links your friends send you without having to quit anything to launch Safari.
Do you have an iPad? Have you tried any of these apps? Feel free to sign into oneforty with your Twitter account and review some of these apps. Create your own Toolkit and let us know which apps you find work the best for you.