Each tool in Twitter can be utilized for different things. You should have a good understanding of what each tool is before getting into what they can do.
The tools available in Twitter include
Lists. Be sure to review the
benefits of each tool in the comparison table.
This includes department/organization name, desired thumbnail, URL, and a bio with which you tell your potential followers about your department/organization.
Hopefully, these are the people you are aiming to reach. These are the people that will receive your tweets. Your updates or tweets will appear in the timeline of your followers.
When you log onto Twitter, your home timeline will project tweets by those you follow. There are also tabs at the top of your timeline labeled “Mentions,” “Retweets,” “Searches,” and “Lists.”
Hashtags, a.k.a. the pound sign, are a fun, interesting way to engage your followers. Users use hashtags for a variety of things, and it is usually these tags that are trending (visible along the right side of the timeline).
A mention is any Twitter update that contains username anywhere in the body of the Tweet, according to the Twitter Help center. Replies to another user’s tweet are also considered mentions.
These are your tweets, retweeted! In other words, if a user likes the information you provide in a tweet, he or she can click the “retweet” link at the bottom of the original tweet and send it out through his or her personal timeline as a tweet.
Being “listed” by users can help determine the kind of audience you are reaching. Those who list your tweets have a separate timeline in which your tweets will be highlighted, along with any other user that is listed in said list.
Now that you’ve been acquainted with the tools, review what they can do for you in the table, below.