Todo dia sou bombardeado com noticias novas relacionadas ao conteúdo da nova visão do Mundo que é a Teoria da Matrix/DNA, exigindo análises e confecção de artigos a serem postados aqui, alem dos já mais de milhares de temas que estão em andamento de pesquisas, e alem disso, tenho que trabalhar no minimo 60 horas por semana como motorista de uma limo auto-cab para manter o pagamento da minha manutenção em New York, portanto, meu maior problema é escassez de tempo, do qual eu precisaria dedicar horas para aprender a tecnologia de computadores, Internet, e como usar estas redes sociais como Twitter, Facebook, Google + , Messenger/MSN, etc. Tenho contas abertas mas nem tempo para ler as mensagens uma vez por semana. Então vem como uma benção certas dicas que estejam bem resumidas e explicadas de maneira que torne fácil e rápido aplica-las. Nêste capítulo tentarei registrar o que aparecer e tentar arrumar tempo para aplicar. Vou tentar traduzir os textos, assim é uma boa forma de ler e guardar na memória alem de ajudar os leitores brasileiros e portugueses.
Your 5-minute, 5-day orientation to Twitter
At a party this weekend, an acquaintance admitted she still didn’t know how best to use Twitter, even though her publisher was going to expect her to mount a full-fledged social media effort to promote her next book.
Numa festa nêste final de semana, uma amiga virtual admitiu que ela ainda não sabe como usar o Twitter, mesmo pensando que seu editor espera que ela monte uma boa mídia social para promover seu próximo livro.
Any suggestions for absorbing the possibilities of Twitter? she asked.
Quaisquer sugestões para obter as possibilidades do Twitter? – ela perguntou
Yes, I said. Just commit to five minutes a day for the next five days, and follow this schedule:
Sim, eu disse. Justo se comprometa a cinco minutos diariamente pelos próximos cinco dias, e siga este plano:
Minute 1: Read
Minuto 1: Leia
Sign into Twitter. You should see a column of tweets by the people you are already following. (If you have an account but few that you are following, use the search at top of the screen to search for a topic of your choosing — I’d go for ‘chocolate’ myself).
Assine no Twitter. Você deverá ver uma coluna de tweets pelas pessoas que você está seguindo. ( Se voc6e tem uma conta mas poucos que voc6e está seguindo, use a busca no tôpo da tela para procurar por topicos de sua preferencia – Eu por mim mesmo iria para “chocolate”).
Scroll, scan, skim, read.
Role, analize, observe, leia.
Get a sense for what your friends and professional colleagues are sharing. It might be something new(e.g., a new article or photo that person has posted online), something recommended (e.g., breaking news, a funny video, a get-rich-quick scheme) orsomething personal (e.g., just ate chocolate, just dreamed about chocolate, just covered my lover in chocolate).
Obtenha o sentido do que seus amigos e profissionais estão compartilhando. Pode ser alguma coisa nova ( exemplo, um novo artigo ou foto que uma pessoa postou online), alguma coisa recomendada ( exemplo, noticias quentes, um bom vídeo, um esquema ganhe-dinheiro) ou alguma coisa pessoal ( exemplo: justamente coma chocolate, sonhei com chocolate, ou… acabei de tirar a roupa do meu amor e cobrí seu corpo todinho com chocolate quente derretido e levei-o para um formigueiro para sentir na pele uma experiencia cientifica tal como os cientistas fazem no laboratório com ratos, pois meu amor vive dizendo que gosta de novidades cientificas e eu faço todas as vontades do meu amor… etc.).
Oh, raios… o despertador está me avisando que é hora de sair para trabalhar… vou ter que interromper isto aqui… como sempre, enquanto for escravo apanhado nas engrenagens dêste sistema-máquina reproduzido pela Matrix)…
[Those three somethings sound familiar? They’re the components of the internet, after all. Read more.]
Oh, and this might help:
- RT = retweet. The person is echoing someone else’s tweet. This is the power of Twitter, which is really a global overlapping of personal networks. It’s how information or links or memes go viral, by bouncing from one network to another.
- MT also means retweet, but the person has made a few edits to make room (Twitter limits a tweet to 140 characters, after all).
- *.@mistersugar (a period before the
) is a way to trick Twitter* to show the tweet to everyone in your network. Otherwise, Twitter will just show a tweet that starts with someone's handle (mistersugar is me) to only the people in your network who already follow me.
Minute 2: Retweet
Ok, you’ve read the river of news (information flowing in reverse chronological order) for the first minute.
Now, find a tweet you just read and liked. Retweet it. Hover your cursor over the tweet, and you should see Retweet appear. Click on that. A popup window will show a blue button. Click it.
That was fast. You probably have 45 seconds to retweet a few more.
There’s an ongoing debate about whether retweeting means you are endorsing the information or sentiment or opinion in that tweet. Not sure we’ll ever end this debate, but generally you should retweet something that you want to share with your network. Might be something you agree with, or something you want to challenge others. If you’re interested in it, retweet it.
Minute 3: Reply
Time now to reply.
This is where you answer someone. This is conversation, and you do it every day verbally, nonverbally, via email and other technology. This is what most intrigues me about social media, for when we can use our connections to have conversations, we’re well on our way to forming collaborations and cementing community.
By now, Twitter is probably telling you, at the top of the window, that there are a few more — or a hundred more — tweets ready to float onto your screen. I’m seeing 53 in my screen right now. Click on that message, and the new tweets will appear. Scan them.
Find a tweet that poses a question, or makes an assertion. Hover over the tweet, find the Reply link, and click that. A popup window will appear, and give you a place to write your reply.
Notice Twitter has included the @ name(s) of your connection and anyone else that was mentioned in the tweet. This means you’ll have less than 140 characters for your message, but I know you can find a short way to reply.
Remember, you’re having a conversation now. Be polite, and be constructive.
Ok, you’ve replied. How’s your time? If you’ve got 30 seconds, click on the @Connect link in the black menubar at the top of the window. This will take you to a list of the tweets that previously have mentioned you or replied to one of your previous tweets. Reply to one of these. That’s how conversation works – give and take, speak and listen, give and get.
Minute 4: Direct message
So, everything you’ve done now has been in public, like eavesdropping and engaging in conversation in a big tent where your cousin is getting married (unfortunately, I can’t attend my cousin Jenny’s wedding next month in Colorado, where the entire Zuiker clan is gathering).
Twitter also provides a way to have a one-on-one conversation. This is called direct messaging.
In the menubar at the top of the window, find the human profile just to the left of the search field. Click on the profile and select ‘Direct messages’. A popup window will show you messages sent to you — only people who you follow can send you direct messages — and show you a ‘New message’ button. Click on that and the window changes, with a space to indicate who you are messaging, and a place to type your message.
Send one of your contacts a message, even if it’s just, “I’m really glad to know you.” Everyone likes a compliment and to be appreciated, especially when they’re still alive.
Twitter’s direct messaging is very convenient. I used it the day Erin ended up in the emergency room and Isuddenly needed the help of my community.
But, you must concentrate when you are sending a direct message. Lots of us have been embarrassed when a personal message has instead been posted publicly.
Minute 5: Share your own
The final minute is all yours. Go back to the Twitter Home screen and in the left column, find the field that says ‘Compose a new Tweet…’.
Share something with your network and the world (overlapping networks, remember). Something new, something recommended or something personal. Start a conversation.
Did it? You’re done for the day.
Come back the tomorrow, and run through your five minutes. Do this a five days straight. You’ll either be hooked, or realize that the other tools, methods and activities in your life are higher in priority. That’s ok.
For me, chocolate always come before Twitter.
_Note that Twitter will most likely change the user interface of its site, and many Twitter clients have different ways of showing the various functions and tools. So, many of the descriptions above may get out of date. I’ll try to keep them somewhat current. When in doubt, find someone nearby who knows Twitter, offer to buy them a cup of coffee, and sit down together to have a conversation.