1) Biggest lessons I've learned on Twitter (15th bday edition) there is still a 5,000 limit on following people on Twitter until you have that many followers, (see reference here: help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-p……) but no limit on LinkedIn. One pinned tweet unless you use the + 1/15 Hbd Twitter! You are 15 today!!!
2) besides your profile bio (limited characters) you only can "pin" one tweet which stays at the top of your profile, but you can add others to this 1st tweet & they stay up there as well. Use the + in the lower right to add tweets & they are treated as one or a collection 2/15 Multiple tweets in pinned tweet (two or more! I’ll have 15
3) adding alt text to an image or video is a way to be more inclusive AND another way to get more words on Twitter (1,000!). The image or video description (characters) is in addition to your tweet characters! Inclusiveness has another benefit & just makes everything better 3/15 Inclusiveness that has another benefit and just makes everyt
4) Use twitter lists! twitter.com/stilldrey/lists for MS EDU, @TwitterSpaces & #MVPBUZZ - you can subscribe to these and other lists or create your own and make them public or private - twitter.com/MicrosoftEDU/l…, twitter.com/betsyweber/lis… & @DrewShah1 twitter.com/i/lists/133480…
5) Use moments to take hashtags, topics or events and make them easy to retrieve or share in the future. Moments are setup around a theme and can be curated (share and group what you want) then shared on Twitter. Here are mine so far: twitter.com/i/events/11482… #MVPbuzz info 5/15 MVP Buzz tweets collected together in a Twitter Moment!
6) On the mobile Twitter app, you can save drafts of tweets (maybe as you are composing a tweet & you want to get a link to a website, take or crop a photo, mention someone, get a name, word or phrase just right). When you cancel your tweet, you can either save or delete 6/15 These were draft tweets from my Android device. The drafts a
7) Hashtags let you find stuff like my #TipTuesday or #TechThursday posts, #CommunityRocks or #MVPbuzz tweets. Try searching - is it already a hashtag on twitter? Easier for others to find/discover. If it’s not a thing yet, your tweets are likely to be the only results. 7/15 Examples of #TechThursday hashtags on Twitter
8) Great suggestions from @lbaer_lisa “This is a great reminder to also use ALT Text your images, #CamelCase your hashtags and use captions for videos to make them accessible!” I try to do all of these and she shared a tweet from @Goodable about #MisterRogers 8/15 Tweet that I messed up (didn’t use the number at beginning
9) If you mess up a tweet in a series, you can delete the last one to make a correction - no edits for now. Only one pinned tweet unless you start with two or more. There are Twitter bots that will “unroll” or put back together a series of tweets to make them more readable 9/15 Unroll @danroth tweetsUnroll @philewell tweets
10) linkedin.com/feed/following/ I have broken through the 5k followers here on Twitter, but have almost twice as many followers on LinkedIn. Posts on LinkedIn generally out perform Twitter. These are easily my 2 largest audiences on social media today. YouTube is around 💯 subs 10/15 5,795 followers on Twitter10,828 followers on LinkedIn
11) New decade (or next 10 years, if you feel the new decade already started), grow your network even if you are happily employed. I don't regret the amount of people I know personally and professionally. This graph jamesclear.com/marginal-gains makes my #Twitter15BDay edition
12) Privacy-I respect it. If anyone would like to be removed from my public lists, just ask. Direct message if you don't want your removal request to be public. twitter.com/stilldrey/lists here's my latest lists. here are all of them (Tweeps, Spaces, Clubhouse, MVPBuzz, etc.) 12/15
13) I use stilldrey on Twitter, LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/stilldrey), Facebook (facebook.com/stilldrey), GitHub (github.com/stilldrey), and @joinClubhouse but I’m dreymsft on Instagram (instagram.com/dreymsft/) and stilldrey7 on twitch b/c I was late to these platforms. 13/15
14) If you want to network, there are some great options like @MentorMesh here on Twitter, #HumansOfIT on #MicrosoftTechCommunities techcommunity.microsoft.com and the #TributeApp when you join Microsoft’s Tech Community. I’m getting involved with another community stay tuned 14/15
15) Once you have added 2 or more tweets & the first once is your pinned tweet, you can add as new things come up & they become part of your pinned tweets thread. Easier than posting/pinning until things change a lot! You can unroll this into one long post @threadreaderapp 15/15

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