1. As with conversations, listen more than you speak (or read more than you Tweet)
Think of Twitter as a busy conference. If you run up to everyone you meet in real life and try to sell them something, soon enough people will lose interest in you, right? Same on Twitter. It is not "whoever Tweets the most wins" It is more "whoever can provide real information to their followers wins"
Spend some time reading the Tweets of people you follow, you will surely find some interesting topics and unique perspectives
2. Follow, Follow, Follow
Follow people. You don't have to follow just your heroes, friends and favorite celebs. When in doubt, follow! If you find a person Tweets too often, you can always unfollow later
3.Thank people for their @ mentions
If someone takes the time to retweet what you say or mention you in a positive way to their followers, make sure you thank them.
4. Ask yourself "Why is this interesting to people?" Before Tweeting.
If you are selling a product, don't just tweet that it is for sale, try to convey something of interest.
5. If Tweeting a news story, try to give your thoughts or opinion instead of just linking
Linking is like handing someone a newspaper and saying "read this" Adding your opinion helps open conversation and perhaps even debate (Twebate? ok, maybe that is a little much)
6. Don't listen to me!
Ok, I think I have some valid points here, but who knows where social media will go? If you have something you think works, go with it!
Cory Raven is a Metro Vancouver Real Estate Salesperson currently licensed with MAC Marketing Solutions. In addition to trying to add his mark to the social media phenomenon and servicing the needs of his clients, Cory is also working with MAC Marketing's owner, Cameron McNeill to create a boutique Real Estate Company of an elite group of Trusted and Committed Realtors to service the Vancouver Real Estate Market.