Twitter Auto DMs: Automation or Alienation?

Twitter Auto DMs: Automation or Alienation?

I don’t know about you guys, but my Twitter inbox is like a writhing pool of serpents – hissing furiously and spitting hot venomous claims of conspiracy, and of hilarious pictures of me that have somehow made it into online circulation.

Dear me, it’s exhausting! I’m kind of afraid to even go in there any more.

And yet there are so many musicians among us that continue to conscript this draconically contaminated vehicle as a means of sharing their content;

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Andy’s Got Talent

Andy’s Got Talent

With tonight being the final of the reality TV show Australia’s Got Talent, and one of the beloved members of our Jaden Social fam Andrew De Silva making it all the way through, we felt it more than worthy of a mention on our blog – and in fact, even a welcomed break from the usual Social Media classroom that our blog has become.

I’m sure many of us Aussies remember Andrew from his days in the super-slick 90′s boy band CDB. A select few of us might even know him a little more locally – from his many years rocking the bass, guitar and mic in the local Melbourne music scene.

Andrew De Silva

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Twitter: Rules of Engagement – Part II – Daily Engagement Routine

Twitter: Rules of Engagement – Part II – Daily Engagement Routine

As your account gets busier, the best way to maintain an active presence on Twitter without getting snowed in by constant follower interaction, is to put together a daily schedule of responsibilities.

Generally this should take no more than 1 hour out of your day, and is best broken up into 15 minute blocks – to evenly spread your coverage throughout the day.

Here is a sample of a routine that works for us:

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Twitter: Some Basic Rules of Engagement

Twitter: Some Basic Rules of Engagement

Ok, so there are no actual “rules” to managing your engagement on Twitter. However, there are a few tricks that will help you stay on top of your communication channels, and help your followers to feel loved.

Direct Messages (DMs): Try to respond to all personal DMs within 24 hours. In the midst of your daily fan-targeting, you are likely to receive automated welcome messages from some users you follow – there is no need to answer each one of these DMs; unless, of course, you feel obliged to.

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