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Sign up for Twitter and follow 5 nonprofit folks
Read more about why and what for Twitter
Step 1: Sign Up
Sign up for a free account and fill out your profile by adding an image and one-line bio and include a link to your site.
You can read on the web or send messages to your phone or IM client. Decide what works best for your working style.
You can "protect your updates" or "open." Pros/cons to each.
Decide whether you want an organizational account or individual account.
Share the workload - should not just be one person. Listening on Twitter can take 5 or ten minutes of your day each day.
Step 2: Your Profile Design
If you work in the nonprofit tech sector, take a look at some nonprofit profiles (
) or you can find more
This is a listening project and you'll be "reading" as well as talking. It should link to your listening goals. Here's a
list of what to twitter.
Step 3: Find People
Start with a couple of people who you know or who represent the group of people you want to listen to. You can try searching for people twitter. Here's a few ideas to get started.
Twitter Packs -
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"