Twitter plunge yet, or have just started and are overwhelmed. The first thing to remember about Twitter is only those who follow you will see your tweets. If you follow someone and they don't follow you back, they won't see your tweets. But there is a way to see the tweets of those you don't follow.This is for those of you who haven't taken the
If you've been brave enough to venture onto Twitter a bit then you've heard about hashtags. But what are these strange things, and what are they for? A hashtag is a word of group of words with a # sign in front of it. It allows people who want to talk about a certain subject to follow each other on a self made chat. The words are always run together to make things shorter. For example, #amwriting is an on going chat that most writers participate in to follow along with who is writing on a daily basis. #writing is the same thing, just a little different. There is also #amreading, #amediting, #AskYAed, and the big one's #scribechat, #yalitchat, #thrillerchat, #scifichat, #litchat, the list is endless because you can make your own hashtags.
Now that you know what one is, how do you see people who you aren't following, and how do they see you? There are a few different apps out there but my favorite, the one with the least glitches, is TweetChat. Click on this link and type in whatever hashtag you want to follow at any given time. Everyone who uses the hashtag will show up on this page. It's a great way to network and meet new people, plus it's how all the chat's are done on Twitter. Start using it for the small, daily chats that go on to get used to it, then you'll be ready when the big one's occur!