Sunday, May 17, 2009

Twitter Crash Course for Contest

If you're reading this on Twitter, disregard this post. For those of you who have no idea what Twitter is, or if you're only mildly familiar, here's some tips.

My first tip, is sign-up for Twitter, that's step one people. My next tip is the more people you follow the better Twitter is...up to a point. If you're following like more than 1,000 then Twitter will become your job. Which brings me to my next tip. If you're gonna get serious about Tweeting, you need to use something other than the Twitter website. There are tons of Twitter Apps out there just do a search.

Eulogies w/ Nikki Monninger - Two Can Play video via YouTube

I like to use Twhirl on the computer, or Tweetie for Mac. Hardcore-Twitter users prefer Tweetdeck.

If you're an iPhone/iPod Touch person, I would use Twitterfon or Tweetie. For Blackberry Twitterberry is pretty much your only choice.

Then there's also the all encompassing programs like Digsby, which handles all of your social networking needs.

The most important info is after the jump...

Now for the important part. I have two free passes to see Eulogies at the Parish Room tomorrow night and if you want them you need to get familiar with Twitter fast. Why? Because to get in to the show for free you're going to need to send me a Twitpic tomorrow afternoon.

It doesn't have to be sent using Twitpic but you have to make sure you use Twitter to send the message to @AustinBloggy. The @AustinBloggy is really important too otherwise I'll have no idea if you sent the pic or not. Personally I use Ping.FM for all phone tweeting and obviously that is acceptable as well. However, you MUST sign-up for some picture site in order to send pix using Twitter. So sign-up for Twitter first, then head over to Twitpic, where you'll get a unique e-mail address, to which you send your picture messages from your phone.

But stay tuned Monday afternoon to the @AustinBloggy Twitter page to find out what you need to Twitpic for your free passes to Eulogies! Oh yeah, you can also just buy tickets to the show if you want too.